FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - The man convicted of killing a Fitzgerald lottery winner found out his fate Thursday; ironically it would have been his victim's 22nd birthday.
WALB's camera was in the courtroom as Dabrentis Overstreet learned that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars, and then some.
Overstreet yawned as Judge T. Christopher Hughes sentenced him to life without parole, a consecutive life sentence, plus 30 more years.
He was found guilty on 14 counts last month, including murder in the shooting death of Craigory Burch, Junior. Overstreet shot Burch multiples times during a robbery, which happened weeks after Burch claimed a $400,000 lottery prize.
Today would have been Burch's 22nd birthday. His family visited his gravesite after the sentencing, and said they're pleased with Overstreet's sentence.
"We're glad that the judge gave him the max. He deserved it. He killed our son with no remorse," Craigory Burch, Senior said.
"This defendant deserved the maximum punishment provided by law. And I think it was a great way to give C. J. [Burch] sort of a gift to his family today on his birthday," Prosecuting D. A. Brad Rigby said.
The family is inviting the public out to a celebration in honor of Burch on Saturday. It will be at the Blue and Gray Park, beginning at 1:00PM.
The next defendant in the case will go on trial in September.
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