On October 17, 2016, Christopher Dean, 33, was headed to the home of brothers Xavier, 23, and Orlando Gibson, 30, to complete a drug transaction with Christopher Lockett, 30. Testimony from one of the defendants states he was going to buy “high-end” marijuana. This was not the first time they had met for this purpose. Before this meeting, and unknown to Christopher, Lockett had acquired information that Christopher served as a witness for the police in California.
Torture, Rape, & Murder
When Christopher arrived at the Gibson home, he was met by the 3 men along with, Quatez Clark, 21, and Joshua Rooks, 27. The men began beating Christopher with two-by-fours and a crowbar. The Fulton County District Attorney’s office stated that this beating lasted an hour. During this time, the men had sodomized Christopher and had inserted a “handle-like object” into his rectum. The men then shot Christopher two times in the back of his head.
Rooks then went to get Jasper Green, 27 and Lamar Almon, 25, who returned to help clean up the crime scene. The men had devised a plan to have Green and Almon to drive in Lockett’s car to an isolated place and burn the car with the body in the trunk. They then had abandoned this plan when seeing the state of the body. Green and Almon left the car in a parking lot of a train company, the H.E Holmes Rails, specifically the MARTA station.
Trial & Sentencing
Lockett, X. Gibson, Clark, Rooks, and Green were given life sentences.
All of the perpetrator’s changes include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, murder, possession of a firearm, participation in street crime, concealing the death of another, and tampering with evidence.