2 more sentenced to life in prison in Pastures, Foley murder trial

4 of 5 defendants found guilty of murder in Foley/Pastures murder trial

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - UPDATE: Two more men have been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders of Rebecca Foley and James Pastures.

2 more sentenced in murder of James Pastures

Four of the five men involved in these crimes were sentenced to life in prison earlier this week.

The trials have come to an end and both families got what they asked the judge for - for these men to spend the rest of their lives in prison.

“When James gets up and walks out of his grave, that is when Shacqueal Sanders and Henry Speaks can walk out of prison,” said Pastures' mother, Michelle.

“After you killed my husband, I drove over to where his body laid and I took some napkins and I got his blood up and I still have that napkin to this day,” said Ashley Pastures, James Pastures' wife.

Pastures says this is how she physically keeps him with her at all times because he’s never coming back.

Pastures' family filled the courtroom as the judge sentenced Speaks to life in prison without parole plus 25 years, and Sanders to life without parole plus 30 years.

“You clearly have no...not even a hint of there being any sense that you killed a person...that a person died,” Judge Louisa Abbot said in court.

Pastures' mother, sister, and the rest of his family says they will never forget the night James was killed, and seeing his body lying on the concrete.

“That image I have in my mind every day and every night I close my eyes,” Pastures' mother said. “For a mother to lose her son...it’s not easy...or any child...especially the way that I lost my son.”

Jordan Campbell and Roderick Parrish were also sentenced to life without parole in the Rebecca Foley murder. Kevin Smith was sentenced to 20 years and he is awaiting another trial.

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UPDATE: Three of the five men involved in the Rebecca Foley and James Pastures murders were sentenced Tuesday after a jury reached verdicts over a week ago that they were guilty on multiple charges.

Impact statements were read by Foley’s family. Campbell’s family got on the stand and testified while also issuing their sincerest apologies to the Foley family for the murder of their daughter.

Jordan Campbell, Kevin Smith, and Roderick Parrish all walked into the court room wearing in orange and green jumpsuits, handcuffs, and shackles. The men sat and listened as Foley’s family took the stand, losing the battle of fighting back tears as they talked about their Rebecca.

“There is an emptiness that can never be filled. Rebecca will never share her first loves with her family...graduate from college...wedding will never take place...babies that I will never hold.”

They gave their statements to the courtroom asking for the maximum sentence for the men charged in this crime.

“I have prayed that God will help me to forgive her killers and prayed that they will turn their lives around. Your honor, I want justice for the life of my granddaughter. Please give them the maximum of what the law will allow," said Rebecca’s grandmother, Caroline Foley.

Campbell’s family asked the court to have mercy on her brother while apologizing to the Foley family.

“Nothing in this world would ever bring her back and I do understand that,” said Aysa Carpenter, Campbell’s sister.

Campbell and Parrish were found guilty of felony murder of Rebecca Foley, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, and violation of the street gang terrorism prevention act.

They were both sentenced to life without parole.

“May God have mercy on you. Go with the sheriff now,” said Judge Louisa Abbott.

Kevin Smith was sentenced later in the afternoon on charges of possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer and violation of the street gang terrorism prevention act.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

There will also be a motion for a new trial since the jury was hung on whether to charge him

3 sentenced in murder of Rebecca Foley

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From Nov. 18:

A murder trial in it’s third week reaches a conclusion Sunday night, as the jury reached a verdict in the third day of deliberations.

On trial were five men, all found guilty of participating in a gang, and four of them tied to either the 2013 murder of Rebecca Foley or 2015 murder of James Pastures.

It was a mixed bag of results as the jury, finishing on the third day of deliberation, delivered guilty verdicts on a number of charges for the defendants, and also they couldn’t work past a deadlock on others.

In theory, the State could pursue a re-trial on the charges where a unanimous decision wasn’t reached.

What we know for sure are the guilty charges.

For the 2013 shooting death of Rebecca Foley, Roderick Parrish and Jordan Campbell were found guilty of felony murder.

Both Parrish and Campbell were also found guilty of Conspiracy to commit murder, Aggravated assault, Possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act.

Kevin Smith was also charged with Foley's death, but only found guilty of Possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer and Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act.

In the 2015 shooting death of James Pastures, Henry Speaks and Shacqeal Sanders were both found guilty of Malice murder.

Jurors determined Sanders and Speaks were also guilty of Conspiracy to commit murder, Aggravated assault, Possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act.

The judge decided to wait until after the holiday to schedule a date for sentencing.

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