1994 murder that shocked the Coast was a ‘bloodbath’

Steven McGilberry, 16, and Chris Johnsen, 14, beat four members of McGilberry's family to death with baseball bats at their home in St. Martin, Mississippi. McGilberry's four life sentences was reviewed by the Supreme Court because of his age.
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Steven McGilberry, 16, and Chris Johnsen, 14, beat four members of McGilberry's family to death with baseball bats at their home in St. Martin, Mississippi. McGilberry's four life sentences was reviewed by the Supreme Court because of his age.

Anita Lee is a Mississippi native who specializes in investigative, court and government reporting. She has covered South Mississippi’s biggest stories in her decades at the Sun Herald, including the Dixie Mafia, public corruption and Hurricane Katrina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning effort. Nothing upsets her more than government secrecy and seeing people suffer.

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