McPeak sentenced to 40 years for First Degree murder.
CHRISTIANSBURG – A Montgomery County judge sentenced Danielle McPeak, 23, of Christiansburg, to serve 40 years in prison for the First Degree murder of her husband Matthew McPeak.
Danielle McPeak had threatened to kill her husband if he got custody of her children. A court had awarded Matthew McPeak custody of his children in November. In December 2010, he was ambushed in the basement of his Christiansburg home and stabbed to death by Danielle McPeak’s boyfriend, Don Walker. Walker is scheduled to plead guilty on July 3rd.
Montgomery County Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt argued that McPeak planned the murder, told her co-defendant where to find her husband, and celebrated the murder by having sex with her co-defendant.
In closing Pettitt argued, “Matthew McPeak made a tragic mistake. He gave his heart to the wrong woman and paid for it with his life. Even today the Defendant has no remorse. Justice demands that his killer spend the rest of her life in prison.”
Release from Montgomery County Commonwealth Attorney’s office