Douglas man convicted of drug murder

Douglas man convicted of drug murder

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Dandre Carter, who killed Dequavious Reed in 2013, was convicted of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, and burglary in the first degree, Wednesday in Douglas.

Assistant District Attorney Ian Sansot said that Reed was 21 when he was shot twice in the chest at his home in Douglas, in a calculated, cold blooded murder. The ADA said Carter planned the murder and robbery in order to steal money and marijuana from Reed.  The jury heard a tape recording of Carter describing how Reed choked to death after being shot.

The jury deliberated seven hours to reach the guilty verdicts, and  Superior Court Judge Kelly Brooks sentenced Carter to serve life in prison without parole, and an additional 20 years to serve, consecutive to his life sentence, for the burglary and armed robbery charges.

Carter's brother and co-defendant, Claron Carter, was found guilty for on same charges in a March trial and was sentenced to life without parole.

District Attorney George Barnhill said the case was investigated by the City of Douglas Police Department, with invaluable assistance of the Coffee County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Chief Gary Casteloes, Investigators Leon Whitley, Robert Sprinkle, Tameka Williams, and Randy Ryles.

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