This trial represented the third and final attempt by prosecutors to prove that the 23-year-old had taken the lives of his mother and father by shooting them. It was also the third time he has ped not guilty. The previous two trials had both resulted in hung juries.
His family believes AJ is innocent
Throughout the trial, many members of Armstrong Jr.’s family sat in the courtroom, anxiously awaiting the verdict. Among those in attendance were his sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom came to show their support.
Notably, two family members, his sister Kayra and his father’s mother, Kay Winston, testified on his behalf during the proceedings.
When the judge announced the guilty verdict, AJ Armstrong Jr.’s wife, Kate, broke into tears.
Given that he was only 16 years old at the time of the murders, there is a possibility of parole after serving 40 years of his life sentence.
Rick DeToto, who served as A.J.’s defense attorney in his previous trials expressed his client’s disappointment but praised his resilience, stating, “He’s devastated, but he’s one of the strongest young men I’ve ever known.”