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Andrew Wilson will face the death penalty for 2 murders

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A Wakulla County grand jury has returned an indictment for two counts of first-degree murder against Andrew Michael Wilson, and the state attorney's office immediately filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against him.

The grand jury was convened on Friday, May 6, and the 21 jurors heard the case against Wilson -- and returned an indictment for two counts of first-degree murder, a charge of attempted first-degree murder, burglary of an occupied dwelling armed with a deadly weapon with a person assaulted, and violation of a domestic violence injunction.

Immediately after the indictment was unsealed, Assistant State Attorney Lorena Vollrath-Bueno filed a notice that the state would be seeking the death penalty against Wilson.

Wilson, 24, is charged with killing John McKenzie, 62, and Patrick Pittman, 24, in a home in Wakulla Station on March 30. He is also charged with attempting to murder his former girlfriend, Gabrielle McKenzie, 19, with whom he has a 1-year-old son.

Gabrielle McKenzie is recovering from knife wounds to her throat.

The probable cause affidavit on file in the courthouse indicates that Wilson wrapped his feet with plastic bags and used duct tape to hold the bags on. He parked his vehicle about a quarter-mile from the McKenzie home and got in using a hidden key he knew about.

At some point during the attack inside the house, Wilson's fingers were nearly severed. He left the scene and was driving his truck to Georgia when he crashed -- possibly due to bloodloss from his wounds.

It has been confirmed that it as Pittman who placed the 911 call that brought deputies to the house. While he died before deputies arrived, his actions are credited with saving the life of Gabrielle McKenzie.

The 1-year-old was in the house when deputies got on the scene -- bruised and covered with blood and crying inconsolably.