Boxing

Man convicted in killing of boxer Forrest

Vernon Forrest
Former boxing champ Vernon Forrest was killed after being robbed at gunpoint.
Share This Story

   
 

ATLANTA (AP)

A Georgia jury has found a man guilty of murder in the death of former professional boxing champion Vernon Forrest.

TRAGIC SPORTS DEATHS

Remembering the many athletes sports lost way too soon.

The Fulton County jury on Monday convicted 28-year-old Jquante Crews, and a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole plus 10 years. Forrest was fatally shot in July 2009.

Prosecutors say Forrest was robbed at gunpoint by Demario Ware, who has already been convicted in the case and sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say Ware fled with Forrest's championship ring and Rolex watch. As he chased Ware, Forrest encountered Charmon Sinkfield, the alleged gunman.

Prosecutors say Crews drove the getaway car.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Sinkfield.

Forrest, a native of Augusta, Ga., who lived in Atlanta, was a member of the 1992 Olympic team along with Oscar De La Hoya. Forrest later won welterweight and junior middleweight titles and compiled a professional record of 41-3 with 29 knockouts.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



Boxing Videos

In Focus: The man trying to save USA Boxing Posted: Jul 12, 2012
From TV tycoon to friend of USA Boxing. Laura Okmin learns how one man is hoping...

Remarkable Moments: Torchbearers Posted: Jul 20, 2012
Peter Schrager on two remarkable moments with Olympic Torchbearers.

Roundtable: How to handle the media Posted: Jul 15, 2012
Maurice Greene, Bryan Clay and Amy Van Dyken discuss how media impacts Olympic a...

More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store