02 April 2019 :
A Bucks County jury sentenced Jacob Sullivan, 46, White, to death. Sullivan had pleaded guilty to 1st-degree murder and related charges for raping and killing Grace Packer, 14, on July 1, 2016 as part of a fantasy that Sullivan shared with her adoptive mother. The defense asked for a life sentence, insisting that Grace's adoptive mother, Sara Packer, masterminded the gruesome plot and controlled Sullivan. Sara Packer, who testified last week and admitted to jurors she wanted her daughter dead and took part in the plot, is due to plead guilty to first-degree murder in exchange for a life sentence. Sara Packer and her husband at the time, David Packer, adopted Grace and Grace's younger brother in 2007. The couple cared for dozens of foster children before David Packer was sent to prison for sexually assaulting Grace and a 15-year-old foster daughter. Judge Diane Gibbons formally sentenced Sullivan late Monday morning.