A Criminal Court jury convicted defendant Antoine Adams, 30, of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery following a trial last month. Judge Bobby Carter sentenced him to life in prison for the murder and 30 years for the robbery.
The incident occurred on Feb. 6, 2017, when 23-year-old Marquis Bell was approached by Adams’ codefendant, Octavious Bland, in the 4200 block of Eastwind Drive. When an argument broke out, Bland began shooting the victim as Adams approached from behind and also fired shots at the victim.
When Bell fell to the ground, Adams, who had four prior felony convictions, stood over him and shot him in the head. Bell was shot 10 times, including three times in the head.
In 2018, co-defendant Bland, 24, pled guilty to second-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Brad Reasonover and Felony Asst. Matt McLeod of the District Attorney’s Vertical Team 3 which prosecutes cases in General Sessions Division 11 and Criminal Court Division 3.