A man in Michigan shot a woman to death and then spent 11 minutes taunting and stomping on her remains as he recorded himself on video. But nobody knows why he decided to murder.
Now, the sadistic killer faces spending the rest of his life behind bars.
This month, Andrew Lafey was convicted for the February 2021 murder of 18-year-old Gracyn Brickley, according to WILX. Lafey was convicted by a judge following a bench trial in Michigan.
He was found guilty of first-degree murder, three counts of felony firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and torture. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June and he faces up to life in prison.
In February 2021, two men walked into the Nashville Village, Michigan, police station and told officers about a murder, according to WOOD-TV. They said Lafey shot a woman with a .22-caliber gun and buried her in a snowy ditch.
The witnesses also said that he saw a video of Lafey stomping on the woman’s chest, according to WOOD-TV.
Deputies found Brickley in the woods behind a home and she had been shot and beaten, according to WOOD-TV. Lafey was arrested soon after.
No motive has been released in the killing.
“The circumstances of Grace Brickley’s death were horrific,” Barry County Prosecutor Julie Nakfoor Pratt told WILX. “The Defendant video taped himself stomping on and taunting Grace Brickley for close to 11 minutes. The torture seen in the video came after Lafey shot Grace Brickley twice and inflicted multiple injuries to her face and breaking her jaw.”
Lafey had a criminal history that dated to 2018, including charges of misdemeanor assault, burglary and witness intimidation, according to WOOD-TV. He was also sentenced to five years in prison for a 2019 home invasion but was released after a year.