Two Indicted For Murder Of Elderly Pleasant Grove Man

L.P. Phillips
October 18, 2018 - 1:20 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Capital murder indictments have been returned against a man and woman accused of robbing and murdering an elderly Pleasant Grove man. 

On July 28th, 85-year old Edward Sebastian was killed in his home in Pleasant Grove. His pickup truck and lawn equipment were stolen. The lawn gear was pawned.

Several days later 40-year-old David Rickerson was arrested after he was involved in an accident while driving the stolen pickup.

Investigators say Sebastian had been suffocated by Rickerson and 19-year-old McKaylee Carpenter, who had met at a DART stop minutes earlier. They say the lawn gear had been sold to pawn shops and to lawn crews who were operating in the area.

Investigators say Carpenter was arrested in Greenville a short time later on a drug charge.

Both have been indicted for capital murder, meaning if convicted, both could be locked up for life without parole.