DeMarcus Little Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of His Girlfriend Anitra Gunn

The 23-year-old student’s body was found dumped in the woods.

DeMarcus Little has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, 23-year-old Anitra Gunn.

According to WMAZ, DeMarcus Little was found guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault. He was found not guilty of malice murder. After a week of testimony, the jury reached their verdict in just three hours.

Assistant DA Neil Halvorson asked for the maximum sentence, which is life without parole, and said after the verdict was read, "Anitra Gunn will never be able to breathe air on this Earth again. The appropriate sentence is that Demarcus Little [sic] never be able to breathe free air for the rest of his life.”

Judge Connie Williford sentenced Little to without the possibility of parole.

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In February of 2020, Gunn, a senior agriculture major at Fort Valley State University, was last seen near Chestnut Hill Road in Fort Valley, Georgia. After a four-day search, her body was found in a wooded area.

According to the prosecution, Gunn and Little had a tumultuous relationship. On Feb. 14, 2020, Gunn laughed when Little said he loved her, which resulted in him choking her to death. Little reportedly confessed to his best friend Jaivon Abron, who said Little told him that he “blacked out” and began hitting her.

Abron also claimed Little admitted to dumping Gunn’s body in the woods.

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