Jurors Convict Desmonte Leonard: Lee County
Jurors convict Desmonte Leonard of capital murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of former Auburn football players, Ed Christianson and Ladarious Phillips and a third man, Demario Pitts. The three were slain during a party at an apartment complex near campus. The jury recommended life without parole for Leonard. However, Lee County Judge Jacob Walker could still sentence him to death.