GLYNN, La. (WAFB) — A jury has convicted two men in a fatal Valentine’s Day shooting in 2019 that claimed the lives of a pregnant woman and her unborn child, court officials say.
Prosecutor Chad Aguillard of the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in the shooting death of Aerial Edwards, 25, of Glynn, and her unborn child that Treveon Robinson and Andre Griffin, both of Port Allen, had both were convicted of second degree murder, first degree feticide and attempted second degree murder, while Robinson was also convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 13 in the case. Family members will be permitted to make impact statements at this time.
“It’s sad that this little boy was never given the opportunity to live his life to make his family proud and ultimately be a part of the Edwards family life, but in doing justice to the people we know, they have killed this little boy and his mom. , we are relieved to be able to offer some sort of closure to this family,” Aguillard said. “I pray that they can now move on and put this chapter of their lives behind them. .”
Aguillard, who tried the case on behalf of District Attorney Tony Clayton and his office, said the jury took two hours to deliberate.
“Tony Clayton has taken a stand and I have been instructed, as Chief of Trials for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, that when a case involves serious gun violence, we will not sit on hold and conclude a case. agreements. Our goal is to bring these cases to juries and people in our three parishes to get justice for the victims,” Aguillard added.
Deputies at the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office said they received a phone call Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, from a man saying his girlfriend had been shot. They added Edwards was killed in a drive-by shooting on Russell Lane in Glynn.
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