Andre Gay and Richard Wilson were sentenced to four consecutive life sentences without parole plus 65 years after pleading guilty to the execution-style murders of a pregnant woman and her fiancé.
Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks were kidnapped by them. The two men demanded ransom from Brown's family.
Gay and Wilson shot Brown and Brooks in the back of the head and left the two to die. Atlanta Police found the couple handcuffed together with their hands behind their backs. Brooks was seven months pregnant at the time of her death, and her baby died several days later.
They pleaded guilty to 10 charges including:
As an Atlanta Criminal Attorney, I will explain the criminal offense of feticide in today's post.
Feticide in Georgia
The Georgia Code defines feticide in Georgia as:
A person commits the offense of feticide if he or she willfully and without legal justification causes the death of an unborn child by any injury to the mother of such child, which would be murder if it resulted in the death of such mother, or if he or she, when in the commission of a felony, causes the death of an unborn child. O.C.G.A. §16-5-80(b).
Feticide is a felony offense in Georgia. person convicted of the offense of feticide shall be punished by life in prison.
The crimes that Gay and Wilson pleaded guilty to in court today are horrendous. People do horrible things, however, that does not mean that everyone who is accused of committing a crime is guilty of committing that crime.
If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime, contact an Atlanta Criminal Lawyer today.