A jury Wednesday reached guilty verdicts for two of the three defendants in the Dorothy Session murder trial. But, the panel could not agree on a verdict for the third defendant, resulting in a hung jury.
The jury was split on the fate of Angelique Nash. Ten jurors thought she was guilty, while two thought she was not guilty. The judge declared a mistrial and her case will be tried again. But, jurors found the other two guilty of first degree murder with special circumstances.
Katila Nash covered her face and sobbed when her verdict was read. While she was emotional, even falling into her sister Angelique's arms at one point, after her guilty verdict was read, David Moses showed no emotion when the jury also found him guilty of first degree murder in the death of Dorothy Session while burglarizing or attempting to burglarize her house.
David Moses and Katila Nash were randomly knocking on doors April 14, 2010 when they came upon Session's home. After the 81-year-old let them in, Moses beat Session while Katila was also in the house. Session was later found, barely alive from her injuries, and she later died. Prosecutors believe Angelique Nash was acting as a lookout for the two.
"Well, you know, it's one of those cases where no amount of time and no punishment is going to bring Dorothy Session back," said prosecuting attorney, David Wilson. "As I indicated to the jury, this is a case where she didn't need to die that day."
Family and friends of the defendants were also in court. Some cried when the guilty verdicts were read. David Moses' cousin, Talia Hill, was among them.
"I haven't spoken to David," said Hill. "I just know he is very, very remorseful, as well as both of the girls. You could see they could hardly stop crying. It was just a horrible, horrible day and a major accident."
Moses faces a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. Katila Nash faces 25 years to life in prison.
Sentencing for David Moses and Katila Nash is scheduled for October 25th.
Session's family was in court Wednesday. They said they will talk to 17 News after sentencing.
Angelique Nash's case heads back to court this Friday, September 28th.