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Georgia Man Accused of Killing Two Sisters in 2020 is Finally Sentenced.


On May 15, 2020 we reported the horrifying discovery of the bodies of two women who had been murdered and left under a bridge. The women, identified as 19-year-old Vanita Nicole "Vera" Richardson, and 30-year-old Truvenia Clarece "Bean" Campbell, were found dead on a dry area under the northbound bridge over the Etowah River near Grizzard Park.


Their bodies were found by a pair of GDOT workers who were at the site to perform routine maintenance on the bridge. Both women were found with plastic bags on their heads and shotgun shells next to their bodies. A preliminary autopsy was conducted and their death has been determined to be a homicide.


Now, the man responsible for taking their lives has learned what will become of his.


Desmond Lavonta Brown, along with two other men, were suspects in the murders of Richardson and Campbell, who were sisters, with Brown being the "ring leader".


Brown, Devin Lashawn Watts, and Christopher Leedarius Pullen were all identified as suspects through eyewitness statements, cellphone and forensics.


It was revealed during the trial that Brown believed the sisters had stolen his wallet during a birthday party. He and two other men eventually took them for a ride and shot them while attempting to search for the wallet.


That wallet would later be found behind Brown’s television set at his home.


According to Fox5, Brown, 28, was initially charged in Floyd County with two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by first offender probationer, theft by taking, three counts of tampering with evidence, false statements and writings, and two counts of abandonment of a dead body.

His case was later be moved across state lines when investigators determined the sisters were killed in Alabama.


Brown was convicted of capital murder by a jury in Cherokee County, Alabama on November 21. Thirty-three witnesses and 130 pieces of evidence were introduced during the seven-day trial. Brown was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. It took the jury less than an hour to deliberate.


Watts, 40, was charged in Georgia with two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by taking, three counts of tampering with evidence, false statements and writings, and two counts of abandonment of a dead body.




Pullen, 26, was charged in Floyd County with two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of abandonment of a dead body, three counts of tampering with evidence, theft by taking, false statements and writings.




No court date has been set yet for the sentencing of Watts and Pullen for their part in the murders.

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