Jury Finds ‘Greensburg 6’ Defendant Guilty On All Counts

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — After four hours of deliberation on Thursday, the jury found the teenager accused in connection with the death of a Greensburg woman last year guilty on all counts.

Angela Marinucci was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty in February of 2010. Marinucci is one of six people accused in Daugherty’s torture and death.

The jury convicted Marinucci on all six counts against her, including first, second and third degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping.

Jennifer Daugherty’s mother, father and little sister held hands in the courtroom while the verdict was read.

“We were very pleased with the verdict and very proud that the jury did such a good job,” Jamie Daugherty, the victim’s sister, said.

This was the first trial for the six people charged in the case.

“Well, it’s great to have one because now I won’t be quite so afraid of the next ones,” Denise Murphy, the victim’s mother, said. “I think justice was done and it doesn’t bring us closure, but it helps a little bit knowing that she [Angela Marinucci] will not be on the streets to ever do this to someone else.”

Bobby Murphy, the victim’s father, says the verdict is not a celebration for his family.

“It’s the start of justice for Jennifer,” he said. “As I was sitting in the courtroom for the last week and a half, I was looking at the 18-year-old defendant up there. I kept thinking about what she had done to Jennifer and if the guilty verdicts come back, she’s throwing her life away.”

“So to all the young teenagers out there and the bullies, think about what you’re doing before you throw your life away,” Murphy added. “I ask the parents to give directions to your children. Don’t let them throw their life away and spend life in prison.”

The family thanked prosecutors and state police.

“I think the jury did a wonderful job. It was a difficult case for us to prosecute and I’m sure it was a difficult case to evaluate in terms of all the witnesses that were presented by the commonwealth,” Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck said.

“We do intend to file an appeal – we feel we have some decent appellate issues to raise – and we’ll just continue to fight this,” Mike DeMatt, Marinucci’s defense attorney, said.

Angela Marinucci’s mother was not in the courtroom because she had to go to work. Her daughter faces a mandatory life sentence.

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  • Dave

    Please Jury…don’t let common-sense down….

  • adda boy

    death by hanging

  • kristy

    what in the he!! is there to “deliberate?!” kill her!!!!

  • Julie

    I fear that her attorney’s approach to knowing her “intent” is what’s going to get her off the first degree charge. It’s her word against those who are also criminals. I hope the jury sees through her and gives her life in prison. She deserves it. It’s better than what Jennifer got!

    • Dave

      You’re most likely right. Sad thing is that that argument could be used for any gang-related crime. By gang I don’t mean gang bangers, but rather any group of people who collectively commit a crime like this. I bet each of these pieces of garbage uses the same argument that they were just following the crowd and weren’t the actual leader.

  • dan

    all i can say is 6 bullets one for each!

    • mike

      I will drink to that

  • dan

    guess what she is a criminal

  • G. Miklos

    lets see, she says Daugherty was her “friend” but she participated in beating her….stood by when they voted to kill her….came up with what to do with the body….and never lifted a finger to stop the torture or killing. gee Id hate to have her as an ememy!

  • shirley newill

    Why does she hide her face EVERYONE knows who she is a murderer

  • shirley newill

    Why does she hide her face EVERYONE knows who she is a murderer i hope she gets life then shell get a new boyfriend opps i mean GIRFRIEND!!!!!!!!!

    • Jim

      Have you seen her face!?!?! I’m GLAD she’s covering that thing up! ugh….

      • I'm just saying...

        Agreed! Maybe that’s why she was hanging around an older, icker man? BC no one her age wanted that!

  • ap

    If this wasn’t such a sad, sad case, it would almost be humorous that this girl was willing to do this over that other low-life guy?! Um, ya, he’s quite the catch! I hope all 6 of them burn in hell.

  • FedUp

    Let’s polish up the chair . . . .

  • What?!

    Who the hell would want to be these 6 idiots attorney!?!

    • 2059

      No-one, he was court appointed.

  • I'm just saying...

    Wait she’s that smart to come up with “I was afraid what the other would do to me?”, I think someone fed that line to her….

  • jr

    YEA BABY!!!! Rot in hell you sick POS

  • Dan

    FINALLY!!!! A _just_ verdict! Sadly Pennsylvania has only carried out on three of its death row sentences.

  • Thomas J Duttine

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your life in prison….Too bad you were too young to get the needle!

  • joe

    hand em high!!! all of them

  • Amanda M

    That was quick! Now, let’s get the other 5 all found guilty that fast too. Too bad the death penalty would take too long..

  • 2059

    This POS was a juvey when this happened, no death penalty here.

  • krutch44

    stop jail house snithches are unreliable to say the least if she had money she wouldnt have been convicted.I find it hard to believe a 17 old girl could orchestrate this whole thing when convcted crimanls were the ones whom killed the woman.

    • ap

      right….cause 17 year old girls NEVER do anything evil and mean. you are dillusional. she is just as guilty as the other 5. hope she spends the rest of her life in jail thinking about what a horrible person she is.

    • mmaletta

      First of all krutch44, a snitch is someone who is involved with a crime. The ones this idiot talked to in jail about what she did were not involved with the crime, so get your facts straight before you start talking! Secondly, money would not have brought a not guilty verdict on this one!

    • T.O.

      I know someone caught up in a situation like this and their reaction was to try and stop it. They were never looked down upon for immediately reporting what had happened or testifying against the animals that did it. He was never charged with anything because he tried to stop them and was nearly killed himself. This doesnt have anything to do with being a snitch. I just hope the state doesnt release her from prison early to make room for someone convicted of a marajuana related bust.

  • T

    Too bad will live a long life off our tax payer dollars. Hope the others get convicted just as fast and get the death penalty

  • Kathy

    Hardly justice for the horrific hell that poor young woman endured. Too bad they can charge an 11 year old as an adult, but we have to pay for this useless waste of human flesh to have 3 hots and a cot for the rest of her pathetic life. I am all for an eye for an eye in this case. Hope she get what she deserves in prison.

  • James

    Pittsburgh’s own “Foxy Knoxy!”

  • AS

    glad she is guilty on all charges .she shouldn’t of had the chance to get away with any of that.. but all i have to say is have fun in jail for the rest of your life =) or at least for a lonnnnnng time

  • Mr HOP

    I’m glad that the jury didn’t fall for that “they made me do it” BS!

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