Juror on verdict in murder-for-hire case: He won’t ‘be around to terrorize’ others

A juror in the trial for a Texas doctor convicted of a plot to have his ex-girlfriend and the ex-husband of his girlfriend killed says it was hard to believe he was anything but guilty in the case.

Thelma Ginsburg was one of two women on the jury at the trial of Leon Jacob, a doctor who was accused of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot to kill his ex-girlfriend Meghan Verikas and Marion “Mack” McDaniel, the ex-husband of his girlfriend, Valerie McDaniel.

“There was so much evidence against him. We heard him speaking. We heard the tapes. There was nothing to tell us he was innocent at all,” Thelma Ginsburg said in an exclusive interview with ABC station KTRK.

After learning of the plot, detectives arrested Jacob and Valerie McDaniel, a prominent Houston veterinarian, and charged them with two counts of solicitation of capital murder for trying to hire a hit man to kill both of their exes. Both pleaded not guilty. Valerie McDaniel and Leon Jacob are pictured together in this undated photo. Valerie McDaniel jumped off her seventh-floor balcony to her death, on March 27, 2017, leaving Jacob to face a trial by jury alone. Play Woman recorded final thoughts on […]

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