A woman was stabbed to death in front of a church, and when police went to her home, her family could only ask one question.
If her son did it.
Recently, a judge in Maryland sentenced Kevin McGuigan to 80 years in prison for killing his mother, Jaclyn McGuigan, according to Montgomery Community Media. He previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
On Dec. 28, 2018, Jaclyn McGuigan was stabbed in front of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland, according to WTOP. Witnesses told police they heard screaming and ran out of the church to find the victim on the ground.
They also saw someone running through the parking lot and fleeing in the car.
The car belonged to Jaclyn McGuigan, and was found ditched later with Kevin McGuigan’s phone in it.
When police went to the victim’s house to tell her family that she died, one of the children asked “if Kevin killed their mother,” according to WTOP.
The person at the home said Kevin McGuigan had tried to kill him about two years earlier. The sibling also said Kevin McGuigan left with his mom earlier in the day to head to church.
The next day, Kevin McGuigan called his sister from a gas station and said he planned to surrender, according to WTOP. He was arrested at the station.
Months later, Kevin McGuigan confessed to killing his mom and led prosecutors to the murder weapon, the TV station noted.
“Kevin McGuigan has continued to exhibit violent behavior, pleading guilty to first degree assault for attacking a fellow detainee while he was in custody receiving medical treatment. We thank Judge [Harry] Storm for imposing an absolutely appropriate sentence today,” State’s Attorney John McCarthy said in a statement to the media.