Mom accused of gruesome murders

(WFLA) A 25-year-old Florida woman is accused of murdering her own father and 6-year-old daughter, then attempting to hide their bodies.

Cheyanne Jessie, 25, of Lakeland, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence in death of 50-year-old Mark Weekly and 6-year-old Meredith Jessie.

Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said at a press conference Sunday that Cheyanne Jessie killed them both because she didn’t like her child and was concerned that the girl would interfere with her relationship with her boyfriend. It is unclear why she killed her father.

The decomposing bodies were discovered Sunday.

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