Union County man sentenced to loss of life for the homicide of his 15-year-old daughter

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A Union County man was sentenced to loss of life on Friday for killing his 15-year-old daughter in August of 2019, in response to Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey.Investigators say Joshua Burgess strangled his daughter, Zaria Burgess, after which slit her throat inside his Wesley Chapel house when she was visiting for the weekend.Burgess later walked into the sheriff’s workplace, turned himself in, and instructed deputies the place to seek out her physique.Authorities have nonetheless not launched a motive for the homicide.Channel 9′s Genevieve Curtis obtained a press release from the sheriff shortly after the jury sentenced Burgess to loss of life.It reads partly, “The defendant on this case, Joshua Burgess, is the essence of evil and stole Zaria from her buddies, household, and area people. Whereas we all know Zaria is perpetually gone to us, we hope that todays verdict helps to carry some closure to Zaria’s household and buddies and we are going to proceed to maintain them in our prayers every days.”ALSO READ: Deputies: Man charged with giving fentanyl to 26-year-old who overdosed in Union CountyZaria Burgess was a rising sophomore at Monroe Excessive College. She was additionally a member of the marching band and dance workforce.Zaria’s relative stated she was a candy teen who liked her household and made everybody smile.Previous Protection:Man slit 15-year-old daughter’s throat throughout weekend go to, police sayMonroe Excessive honors teen police say was killed by father‘Her spirit goes to dwell on’: Family members to honor teen reportedly killed by fatherOpening arguments start in trial for man accused of murdering daughter in Union County(WATCH BELOW: ‘Mindless act of violence’: Father, 4-month-old son killed in Monroe taking pictures, police say)

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