DECATUR, GA — It’s life in prison for the man who killed an Atlanta gay rights activist.

Donte Lamar Wyatt broke into the home of 37-year-old Catherine Montoya and killed her in April 2015. Police have also said Wyatt stabbed his estranged wife in Henry County before driving to Dekalb and attacking Montoya.

After deliberating for about an hour on Monday, the jury handed down the guilty verdict for Wyatt and a Dekalb County judge followed with four life sentences plus 41 years. The first three life sentences are without the possibility of parole.

“This was a horrific, unspeakable crime, and he deserves nothing less than to spend the rest of his life in prison,” DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said of Wyatt.

A jury found Wyatt guilty of malice murder, felony murder, rape, three counts of aggravated assualt, home invasion, and several of charges.


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