2 of 3 Escape Death in Forrest Murder

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The Fulton County District Attorney has made a decision concerning the Vernon Forrest murder.

Fulton County prosecutors have decided not to pursue the death penalty against two of three of the men jailed in connection with the murder of boxing champ Vernon Forrest last year.

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DeMario Ware,  Jquante Crews and Charman Sinkfield are all charged with the murder of Forrest.  Forrest was shot in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood while stopping to put air in his tires. After an armed robber confronted Forrest at a Whitehall Street convenience store, the boxer produced his own gun and chased the suspect. Police say Forrest later came upon Sinkfield, who shot Vernon Forrest  in the back seven or eight times.

During a court hearing on Thursday, Assistant District Attorney Pete Johnson said his office was no longer seeking death against DeMario Ware and Jquante Crews. Instead the prosecution will be seeking sentences of life without parole against the two men. Prosecutors will continue to seek the death penalty against the alleged triggerman, Charman Sinkfield. Sinkfield, will now be tried separately from Ware and Crews.


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