Published On: Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014

Juatasha Denton McCaster, Illinois woman found guilty of murdering and dismembering her husband

A woman accused of killing and dismembering her husband is found guilty of murder on Tuesday after the jury deliberated for seven hours.

A Sangamon County jury convicted Juatasha Denton McCaster of first degree murder, concealment of a homicide, dismemberment of a human body and obstruction of justice.

Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser said he wasn’t surprised the jury of seven men and five women took that long, even though circumstantial evidence just kept piling up during 5 1/2 days of testimony.

“There was a large amount of evidence presented,” Milhiser said. “The jury did its job in going through that evidence. The sheriff’s office did a very thorough investigation.”

“The jury was taking its time to make sure it went through everything,” he said.

Denton McCaster murdered her husband in October 29, 2012, cutting off Norman McCaster’s head, arms, and feet. Norman was a 22-year-old Army National Guardsman.

Investigators found his remains in a field in rural Mechanicsburg several days later.

McCaster, age 24, faces at least 90 years in prison. She will be sentenced in June.

Juatasha Denton McCaster




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