A man on trial for drugging, raping and murdering his 14-year-old daughter admitted to the charges on Tuesday, after striking a deal with prosecutors that will save him from the death penalty.
After gaining custody of his daughter Alycia and son in 2005, prosecutors say Mark Mesiti, 49, raped his daughter over several months, using a cocktail of drugs to put her into a sleep while he filmed the repeated molestations.
It’s believed that Alycia died after being given one of these lethal cocktails in August 2006, around the time that she was reported missing. At the time, Mesiti said his daughter went on a camping trip with friends and never returned. [Read Full Article]