Defendants will be sentenced to (4) consecutive life sentences without parole
Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the GUILTY PLEAS of 44-year-old ANDRE GAY and 46-year-old RICHARD WILSON for the murders of 23-year-old JEONTA BROWN and 21-year-old BRIANA BROOKS.
On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 9:30am in front of Judge Kimberly M. Adams, Andre Gay and Richard Wilson will plead guilty to the August 30, 2014, MURDERS of Jeonta Brown and Briana Brooks.
Just after midnight on August 30, 2014, Gay and Wilson kidnapped Brooks and Brown believing one of their relatives recently received a significant amount of money from an insurance settlement. Hours into the kidnapping the defendants called the victim’s family members asking for ransom. Eventually, the defendants drove the victims to a location in Northwest Atlanta. Gay and Wilson shot Brown and Brooks in the back of the head and left them to die on the side of the road. When Atlanta Police arrived they found the couple handcuffed together with their hands behind their backs. Brown was already dead while Brooks was unconscious but still gasping for air. She was transported to Grady Hospital where her unborn baby was delivered two months early. Brooks died days later. Brown and Brooks were the parents of two other young children at the time of their deaths. Gay and Wilson met in prison and both men were out on parole. The two have killed at least seven people in Fulton County. Gay and Wilson will plead guilty on Monday to:
- FELONY MURDER
- CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT FETICIDE
- KIDNAPPING WITH BODILY INJURY
- KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM
- AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
- CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT KIDNAPPING WITH BODILY INJURY
- CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM
- POSSESSION OF FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON
Gay and Wilson will be sentenced to (4) CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES WITHOUT PAROLE PLUS 65 YEARS as part of this guilty plea which will be entered on Monday at 9:30am in front of Judge Kimberly M. Adams in Fulton County Superior Courtroom 4E.