DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Two men with ties to gangs were convicted by a jury for the murder of a Stone Mountain couple in October 2016, according to DeKalb County District Attorney's Office.
Christopher “Crisco” Spencer, 27, and Vernon “Veto Corleone” Beamon, 28, were convicted of charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary, violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, financial transaction card fraud, and weapons offenses.
The charges are in connection with the execution-style murders of 54-year-old Samuel White and his fiancée Sylvia Watson.
According to officials, Spencer and Beamon forced Watson to withdraw money from multiple ATMs while a gun was pointed at her head. They then forced Watson back into her apartment, where they tied her up, along with White, and shot them in the back of the head, according to police.
Spencer was arrested in November after being identified from surveillance video, and Beamon was arrested during a traffic stop in Memphis two weeks later, according to officials.
The two convicted men are members of the "Rollin 20's," which is a subset of the Crips gang. Investigators say the two men targeted the couple after hearing rumors of settlement money they may have. Authorities found no evidence of such money.
Spencer was sentenced to two consecutive life without parole terms, plus 30 years. Beamon was sentenced to two consecutive life terms without parole, plus 25 years.