Guilty Verdict in Murder of Moncton Teen

A jury on Friday delivered a guilty verdict against 19-year-old Devin Morningstar in the murder of 18-year-old Baylee Wylie. Wylie’s body was discovered by firefighters responding to a blaze at an apartment ion Sumac Street in Moncton in December of 2015. 19-year-old Devin Morningstar was being tried on first degree murder and arson charges and the jury delivered a guilty verdict on all charges shortly after 2pm on Friday after three days of deliberations. Wylie had been beaten and stabbed more than a hundred times before the apartment was set on fire. Morningstar’s first degree murder verdict carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years. He will be sentenced on January 11th. Marissa Sheppard and Tyler Noel are also facing first degree murder charges in Wylie’s death but their trials aren’t expected to begin until later next year.