The trial continues for Desmond Brown of Rome, Georgia – here in Cherokee County. He stands accused of killing two Rome sisters in Alabama.
Christopher Pullen has testified against Brown saying he was in the car with the two sisters – Truvenia Campbell, 30, and Vanita Richardson, age 18, on the night the sisters were killed. Brown believed that one of the women had stolen his wallet at a party they were all at. Brown, Pullen, and Devin Watts – reportedly invited the women to leave the party and accompany them on a drug deal, which as it turns out, was just a trick to get them into the car.
Brown reportedly pulled over on the way – and asked about the wallet, to which they said, they didn’t know what he was talking about. They got back on the road and Brown stopped again and Pullen said Brown grabbed Campbell’s purse, and that he chose to shoot her three times; younger sister Richardson, reportedly handed Brown her purse but was still shot and killed. Pullen said that he didn’t see who shot her.
The Cherokee County District Attorney – Summer McWhorter Summerford – argued detailed evidence against Brown and that includes the DNA evidence from both victims that was left in the trunk of Browns car.
Brown is now facing a Death Penalty in the state of Alabama, on Capitol Murder charges, for the killing of the two sisters.
(Rome News Tribune/WRGA Radio News in Rome, Georgia)