On Valentine’s Day 2020, a man professed his love to his girlfriend, but she laughed in his face. That caused him to launch in a fit of rage that ended with her murder.
The jilted lover will now spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Recently, a judge in Georgia sentenced Demarcus Little to life in prison for the murder of Anitra Gunn in 2020, according to WMAZ. Her remains were found in the woods of Crawford County, Georgia, days after she was reported missing in 2020.
Gunn was a student at Fort Valley State University when she was killed.
Little, her boyfriend, was arrested days after her remains were found, according to WSBTV.
During the trial, prosecutors said Little — an Army sergeant — strangled Gunn to death on Valentine’s Day.
Little’s friend Jaivon Abron testified during the trial and spoke about how the sergeant told him that he killed Gunn, according to WSBTV. Little reportedly told Abron that he professed his love to Gun on Valentine’s Day.
But she laughed at him. Little claimed he blacked out before grabbing her and choking her, WSBTV reported.
Little told Abron that Gunn found back, but she gave up. Little then dumped her body, the TV station reported.
Gunn’s family spoke before sentencing, WMAZ reported. They said no words could express the pain they felt. Gunn would never get the chance to walk across the stage at graduation.
“There will be no more birthday parties, holiday celebrations, or family activities to share, or bear children of her own,” the family said, according to WMAZ. “The laughter she brought out, to those unforgettable dimples, will be seen no more. Hugs. The sounds of that angelic voice she had singing through the house, and the opportunity will be no more for us to say, ‘I love you,’ are now forever gone.”
The family asked the judge to give Little a life sentence, something the court agreed to do.
“The name of Anitra Gunn will not go away,” her family said. “We as a family will make sure of that.”
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