Letecia Stauch, an elementary school teacher, has been found guilty of murdering her 11-year-old stepson, Gannon, in January 2020. Prosecutors say she killed him because she was resentful about being used as a glorified babysitter. Stauch stabbed Gannon 18 times, beat him across the head four times, and shot him in the jaw, before hiding his remains in a remote area nearby and dumping his body under a bridge in Florida.
She then tried to cover up her crime by claiming Gannon had vanished. Despite her defense attorneys claiming she suffered from mental illness, prosecutors argued that the extent of Gannon's injuries showed she acted with intent.