ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Claron Ronkiethius Carter was 19 when he took part in the cold-blooded murder of Daquavious Reed in July of 2013, in Coffee Co.
Today, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld Carter's convictions for malice murder and other crimes, but is sending the case back to the trial court to correct his sentencing. The judge failed to sentence him separately for armed robbery and burglary.
His brother, D'Andre Theophlouis Carter, 20 at the time, was also charged with murder, as was Claudin Pubien, who was 22 at the time.
Douglas police Officers found Reed's body in July, 2013 after responding to a call that a person had been shot on Ward Street.
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 D'Andre 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.
Divers found the murder weapon in a pond a few days after Reed was shot twice in the chest.