A 25-year-old man was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison for terrorizing and stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death inside her Atlanta home, court officials said Friday.
A Fulton County jury convicted Nicholas Wilson of several charges including: murder; armed robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; robbery; false imprisonment; terroristic threats and transaction card theft in the death of 30-year-old Cassandra James, according to the district attorney’s office.
On Nov. 20, 2009, Wilson bound and robbed James inside her apartment at the Allen Temple Court Apartment complex in Atlanta, the district attorney’s spokeswoman Marla Robinson said. The victim told Atlanta police that Wilson had been in her home as a guest, but when her back was turned Wilson choked her from behind and then proceeded to bind her arms and legs together with duct tape, Robinson said.
Before taping her mouth closed, Wilson forced the victim to tell him her security information, and then he fled the scene with James’ debit and EBT cards as well as her cell phone, Robinson said.
On Dec. 14, 2009, a friend became concerned after she attempted to call the victim and an unknown man answered the phone then quickly hung up, she said. The friend went to James’ apartment where maintenance workers let her inside and found the victim stabbed to death inside of the bath tub, Robinson said. Wilson was arrested two days later.
Drug Dealer Gets Life for Killing Partner Over Theft
Angry that his partner was pocketing some of the profits from their drug deals, a man shot the victim 15 times with a shotgun. On Friday he was sentenced to life plus five years in prison, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
A Fulton County jury convicted Wayne “Bookie” Welbon, 29, of murder in the shooting of 26-year-old Taurean Reeves, the district attorney’s spokeswoman Marla Robinson said.
In February 2013, Reeves was gunned down inside a home on St. James Drive in Atlanta, Robinson said. Reeves and Welbon used the Atlanta home to sell illegal drugs, she said.
At some point, Welbon discovered that Reeves had been pocketing a portion of the drug proceeds and became livid, Robinson said. In a fit of rage, he shot the victim 15 times using an assault rifle, she said
After killing Reeves Welbon, with the help of a local drug dealer, dumped the body in a wooded area 100 feet from the St. James Drive home, Robinson said. The body was found two weeks later after the helper, overcame by his conscience, reported the murder to the police and identified Welbon as the shooter, Robinson said.