On a June night three years ago, 19-year-old Majesty Conover was headed home from his second job at Family Dollar.
His mother says he was “trying to do good” for himself, saving up to get a house.
He lived at Colonial Terrace Apartments on Houston Avenue with his girlfriend and her children.
On the night of June 4, 2014, the children were watching out a window, waiting for him to get home.
”He never made it,” said prosecutor Neil Halvorson.
Conover, 19, was attacked by two men, beaten and kicked in the parking lot. As he lay on the ground, curled into a fetal position protecting himself, Micki Antonio Brown fatally shot him, with bullets injuring his chest, arm and head, Halvorson said.
Brown, 23, pleaded guilty to murder Monday and was sentenced to life in prison.
Halvorson said Brown and his brother, 28-year-old Lantonio Rodriques Hill, left the apartments after the shooting.
Brown was arrested the following day and admitted to shooting Conover, he said. Charges still are pending against Hill, who also was Brown’s brother.
Macon Judicial Circuit Public Defender Rick Waller, Brown’s lawyer, said his client has suffered from mental health problems.
He was remanded to the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in 2015 for treatment to regain competency after being found incompetent to stand trial.
Before hearing his sentence, Brown apologized, saying, “I’m sorry for what happened. If I could take it all back, I would.”
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.