A Georgia man was found guilty by a jury for the murder of his wife, who served as a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy, and his brother-in-law because the truth about his alleged infidelity was about to be exposed, according to authorities.
Around 10:20 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2021, officers responded to a home in Covington and found the victims, 28-year-old Shakeema Brown and her 30-year-old brother, Levoy Brown, dead from gunshot wounds, according to the Newton County District Attorney’s Office.
Police talked with Brown’s husband, 30-year-old Jaquavia Jackson, at the scene, who told authorities that “two unknown men entered the house and killed his wife and her brother.”
During the investigation, authorities learned that Jackson and his wife were subpoenaed to appear in court the next day regarding a paternity test.
Two women believed Jackson had fathered their children. However, Jackson allegedly had another individual complete the DNA tests pretending to be him. Prosecutors said this court date would have addressed the fake DNA tests and Jackson’s wife would have learned the “truth and extent of his lying and cheating.”
Investigators also reviewed surveillance footage from a neighbor and determined no one entered or exited the Covington home.
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Jackson reportedly called a neighbor on the morning of the fatal shootings and asked if his security camera system was working, but the neighbor said it was not, authorities said.
Officials said Jackson “fired a stage shot” in his home to make it seem like he was shooting at intruders.
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Investigators determined Jackson shot his wife multiple times while she was wrapped in a blanket on the couch scrolling through her phone in what District Attorney Randy McGinley called a “horrific, premeditated incident.”
On July 28, officials announced that a jury found Jackson guilty on two counts each of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a felony in connection with the 2021 deaths of Shakeema and Levoy.
Jackson remains in custody and will be sentenced at a later date, officials said.
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