DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The younger brother of a slain 14-year-old girl says the only way he can bear his loss is if adults know her story and then act to prevent child abuse.
A detective read Josh Packer's statement in court Thursday as a jury considers the sentence for his sister's killer.
Forty-six-year-old Jacob Sullivan pleaded guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of Grace Packer. A jury outside Philadelphia must decide on a sentence of death or life without parole.
Grace's adoptive mother, Sara Packer, has agreed to plead guilty in her murder in exchange for a life sentence.
Josh Packer says if his sister was told she could save other kids' lives by giving her own, she would ask, "What do I have to do?"