BEN HILL CO., GA (WALB) - A Ben Hill County jury has found a man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend in March of 2016.
According to the Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bradford Rigby, Dekito Champ was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the death of Jana Watson.
Rigby said that Champ shot Watson and then attempted to kill himself on March 20, 2016.
Rigby said that as a last resort, Champ threatened to euthanize their dog to lure Watson back to Fitzgerald.
When Watson came to get the dog, Rigby said Champ shot her four times with a 9 MM handgun in her car that was in Champ's driveway.
Watson died at the scene and Champ was airlifted to a Macon hospital. He was treated and released a week later.
Champ has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole and a consecutive five-year sentence.