In March 2020, Caesar Crockett got into a fight with his girlfriend, Jamila French, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
French got away and called for help, but Crockett fatally shot his girlfriend’s parents, Janet and James Samuel, and her sister, Deshasta Childs, before taking off with his 2-year-old son, King. He fled to Florida, where he eventually crashed his vehicle and got into an armed standoff with police.
French was arrested and charged with eight counts in total, which included several counts of felony murder, malice murder, assault and one count of kidnapping, authorities said.
All six of the people involved lived in a house together in Macon, officials said. That home is where Crockett opened fire on the family.
On May 18, a jury convicted Crockett on all counts.
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Judge Howard Simms said, “You need to die in the penitentiary," before sentencing him to life without parole on all three malice murder charges, WGXA-TV reported.
Crockett testified on May 18 that he was not at the home where the three people died. Less than an hour after his testimony, the jury came back with the guilty verdict, WMAZ reported.
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