ATLANTA (WAOK)-A Fulton County jury Thursday found 22 year old DeMario Ware guilty of felony murder in the shooting death of former world boxing champion Vernon Forrest.
Ware was sentenced to life without parole on felony murder charges.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford J. Dempsey Jr. read the jury’s decisions Thursday day morning and said the sentence was meant to send a message.
Ware’s mother, Lawanda Chisholm disagreed with the length of the sentence saying, “I just don’t feel it was the right decision to give him life without parole.”
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Charman Sinkfield and Jquante Crews face separate trials for murder charges in the death of Forrest. Sinkfield faces the death penalty for being the alleged triggerman.
Ware was on probation for felony theft by receiving and credit card fraud at the time of Forrest’s death.