Deandre Seabrooks sentenced to life for gunning down DeKalb teen
Deandre Seabrooks

February 16, 20172min1020
deandreseabrooks
Testingfg of Ads
                                                   Deandre Seabrooks

Deandre Seabrooks, 29, was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl who was walking home, DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announced.

Sariah Wilcoxson was gunned down on Jan. 11, 2016 after leaving a MARTA bus stop near the corner of Flat Shoals Road and Fayetteville Road where she had just left a friend. As she walked toward the East Hampton Apartment Complex where she lived, Seabrooks opened fire with an AK-47 assault weapon, striking her in the neck and arm. Seabrooks fled the scene, Boston said.

An eyewitness later identified Seabrooks as the shooter. As authorities tracked Seabrooks to a DeKalb apartment complex on Jan. 19, 2016, he led them on a high-speed chase, which they were forced to abandon to safeguard children in the defendant’s car and other motorists. Two days later, A DeKalb SWAT team arrested Seabrooks in Stockbridge without incidence.

During the trial, prosecutors played recordings of Seabrooks orchestrating a bribe for a key witness in exchange for an altered statement to police. The witness complied with Seabrooks’s demand out of fear.

Seabrooks was found guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and several weapons offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 10 years by DeKalb Superior Court Judge Gail Flake.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Lance Cross with assistance from DA investigators Waine Pinckney and C.D. Smith. Detective R.P. VanLeuven of the DeKalb Count Police Department led the investigation.

On Common Ground News


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Testingfg of Ads

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.


On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058


(770) 679-5607

editor@ocgnews.com


Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, https://www.ocgnews.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact