David McGee
A41202200

During the afternoon of August 13, 2000, David McGee and Michael Price (A-411359) decided that they were going to “hit a lick” or rob someone.  Approaching midnight, they found their target.

David Peet, a 19-year old college student, had been working that evening and then briefly went to a club with some friends.  Since his father was out of town, he left his friends early so that his mom wouldn’t be home alone.  On his way home, he stopped by a Taco Bell to get some food.

 

While he was at the Taco Bell, McGee and Price approached him, told him they were stranded, and could use a ride.  Peet was reluctant to help them out, but eventually offered to give them a ride.  Not long after the three were in Peet’s car, Price pulled out a firearm.

 

McGee and Price forced Peet into the trunk of his car at gunpoint and then drove to a secluded road.  After they pulled him out of the trunk, Peet begged for his life.  His last words before being shot to death was his hope to exchange the only thing of value left on his person by saying, “you can have my Oakley sun glasses.”  Price then shot Peet four times, causing his death.

 

McGee and Price then got back into Peet’s car and drove away.  There were reports from people who knew the pair that they had pulled out the stereo equipment from Peet’s car in the hopes of selling it off.  After doing so, they torched Peet’s car to try to destroy any evidence of their crimes.

 

Police quickly developed Price and McGee as their prime suspects as at least McGee not only told people about the plan to “hit a lick,” but also told people about what they had done to Peet.  The person who McGee told about the plan was pretty sure they had one of his friends in mind as a target, so he made sure that his friend was someplace that McGee and Price could not find him.

 

After being taken into custody, each initially lied to the police about their involvement in Peet’s murder.  Each pointed towards the other as the person who planned everything and who killed Peet.  Eventually, it was discovered that Price was the shooter. But regardless of who pulled the trigger, McGee, was a willing participant of the premeditated kidnapping, robbery, and murder of someone whose only fault was being kind enough to try to help two “stranded” people.  As a testament to Peet’s good character, a copy of his obituary is attached to this letter.

 

There is no reason for the board to treat McGee differently than Price, who is serving life without the possibility of parole.  The only thing that sets them apart is that Price had the gun in his hand.  Each, however, knew what the plan was.  Each knew that there was a loaded gun.  Had McGee been holding the weapon, then he would have been the one to actually shoot Peet to death.

 

McGee and Price acted together and should serve their time together.  As such, McGee should never be released from prison and, like Price, should spend the rest of his life in prison.

Location
Trumbull Correctional Institution
Offenses
Aggravated Robbery
Kidnapping
Murder
Min Sentence
15 YEARS
Max Sentence
LIFE
Date Admitted:
5/10/2001
Next Eligibility
Hearing Date:
7/30/2018

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