Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan are both charged with criminal homicide, rape, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse of Packer’s daughter, 14-year-old Grace Packer, the New York Post reports.
According to the report, Grace’s body was found in pieces and scattered in the woods last year. Grace, who was murdered last July, was a victim of a “rape-murder” fantasy between her adoptive mother and her boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan.
The New York Post reports from an affidavit they obtained that Grace was lured into the attic of the house in Newtown, Pennsylvania where Sullivan immediately hit, abused, and raped her while Sara watched.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said that Grace was also poisoned, constrained and just basically left for dead.
Weintraub also shared, “The hours and the days leading up to her murder were probably the most horrible and traumatic that any person should ever have had to experience.”
Bystanders found the upper part of Grace’s body in a Luzerne County park last October 31. After that, police sent out police dogs to discover the other missing body parts, the Post reports.
According to the affidavit, Parker and Sullivan found their victim still breathing after they returned to check on her after a few hours. Sullivan, who strangled her to complete death, didn’t expect that strangulation would take a longer time in ending a person’s life.
Both Packer and Sullivan weren’t given bail and the chance to enter pleas. They are planned to be moved to Bucks County Prison.
Sullivan apologized, “I’m sorry for what I did. It was wrong.”
Grace, who has a brother, stopped attending their school in Abington School District. Packer was then discovered to have relocated to Quakertown without notifying police.
According to the New York Post, Packer continued to cash and use Grace’s monthly Social Security checks, which is $700. Grace was presumed to receive the money due to her disability, which was not identified.
Not tolerating the pressure of being caught by the police anymore, Packer and Sullivan decide to end their lives too by overdosing on prescription drugs. The act failed as a person who used to live them discovered the two and sent them to the hospital.