Britt indicted on five counts in Westbrook murder case

Photo Credit: Dougherty County Jail


After the murder charges were dismissed against Sade Britt by a Dougherty County Magistrate Court Judge in October for a lack of evidence, officials say they believe they've gathered enough evidence to prove Britt is guilty of murdering Anthony Westbrook in April of 2012.

Britt was indicted on five charges in relation to the case on Wednesday by a Dougherty County Grand Jury. District Attorney Greg Edwards says after the judge dismissed the case, officials went back and found more evidence they believe is strong enough to prove Britt is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

She is currently being held in the Dougherty County Jail on the charges as well as a separate aggravated assault charge.


A Dougherty County Grand Jury indicted 25-year-old Sade Britt on five different charges Wednesday morning in the 2012 murder of Anthony Westbrook.

Britt was indicted for malice murder, felony murder, financial transaction card theft, financial transaction card fraud, and theft by receiving stolen property.

Officials believe Britt is the person caught on surveillance cameras using Westbrook's debit card shortly after his murder in April of 2012.

During Westbrook's murder, Britt was out on bond for a separate aggravated assault charge where she allegedly pulled a gun on a woman in January of the same year. Britt is currently being held in the Dougherty County Jail for charges in both cases.

District Attorney Greg Edwards said that no trial date is set for either case, but because of scheduling, the earliest it could begin is in July.

Edwards says he is not seeking the death penalty for Britt, but she could face life in prison without parole if found guilty.

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