Her husband, 37-year-old Taquan Evans, insisted someone else killed his wife, but his defense was undone by DNA found on the belt used to kill Georlasia and a text message in which he admitted he “choked the s*** out of her,” the Times Union reported.
On May 24, Evans, a one-time basketball standout at La Salle Institute, was found guilty of second-degree murder after an eight-day trial.
District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly said, "Our focus has always been on justice for Georlasia and her family, and we hope this sentence brings them some comfort,” according to the Times Union.
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At the trial, Chief Assistant District Attorney Matt Hauf argued Evans used the cloth belt to strangle his wife. However, Evans claimed he found his wife’s body after someone else choked her. He then drove her lifeless body to the hospital followed by his mother, who had no idea how her daughter-in-law died.
Evans’ attorney, Eric Galarneau, argued someone other than his client carried out the killing, but evidence showed Evans’ DNA inside of the belt and on ligature marks on the victim’s body, authorities said.
And, of course, the text message Evans sent from his wife’s cell phone to his daughter admitting that he “choked the s*** out of her,” in reference to his wife.
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