HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – For 13 years, Pam Williams’ anger grew.
In 2003, her 26-year-old son, Jason Galehouse, was brutally murdered.
On Wednesday, Williams came face to face with her son’s killer in court.
Scott Schweikert admitted to killing Jason Galehouse and Michael Wachholtz.
He claims that he and another man hunted the men down at a gay nightclub in Tampa, drugged them and took them back to a home in Seminole Heights.
Once there, he said that they tortured the victims, raped them and killed them.
“It was a very painful hearing today. I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced in 40 years one more painful to sit through,” said Byron Hileman, Schweikert’s attorney. “All of the facts taken together make it one of the most horrible cases I’ve ever dealt with.”
Schweikert says that he and Steven Lorenzo then cut up Galehouse’s body and threw the remains in various dumpsters around town.
Throughout the trial, Williams heard the gruesome testimony and had one tough message for her son’s killer.
“You took my only life away from me. I don’t even have a grave, a body or a tombstone. I have the city dump with my son ground up like hamburger meat in the dirt,” Williams said in court.
Schweikert pleaded guilty to the crime and agreed to testify against Lorenzo in order to avoid the death penalty.