A 21-year-old Warr Acres man who killed the estranged, pregnant wife of an acquaintance for $250 pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy Thursday and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Brodric Lontae Glover reached a plea deal with Oklahoma County prosecutors to avoid the death penalty if convicted at trial of killing Jessica Lynn Brown and her unborn child.
Brown, a 23-year-old mother of two, was found shot to death in her Midwest City home Jan. 11, 2012.
Glover was eligible for the death penalty because he knowingly endangered the life of more than one person and committed murder for hire, prosecutors said.
“She did have two young children in the room with her and probably in the same bed with her when he shot her,” First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland said.
Both Glover and his attorney declined to comment outside District Judge Ray Elliott's courtroom.
By agreeing to the deal, Glover waived his rights to appeal and seek or accept any parole, commutation or pardon.
Prosecutors allege Fabion Demargio Brown planned the killing, Glover pulled the trigger, and LaQuan Ashley drove the getaway car.
“In this case the evidence would show that Fabion Brown paid a sum of money … a very paltry sum of money, admittedly, to Brodric Glover to commit this very brutal murder,” Rowland said.
Brown, 25, of Warr Acres, and Ashley, 18, of Oklahoma City, are awaiting trial. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Brown.
A fourth person charged, Emily Ann Matheson, testified at the preliminary hearing about overhearing boyfriend Fabion Brown and Glover, also known as “Savage,” plan the shooting.
Matheson, 24, of Warr Acres, testified that Glover was paid $250 to kill Jessica Brown.
In exchange for Matheson's testimony, prosecutors agreed to suspend all but the first 15 years of a life sentence.
Matheson said she started dating Fabion Brown in October 2011, but did not learn he was married for two months. That's when he told her he was in the middle of a divorce and custody battle with the victim, who threatened to take their two children out of state.
“He was upset about it, how things were going,” Matheson testified in February. “He said he wasn't being given a fair chance to have a relationship with his kids.”
Matheson testified about overhearing a conversation among Fabion Brown and Glover at the club where Fabion Brown worked as a disc jockey.
She said Fabion Brown discussed “baby-mama issues” with Glover that led to several conversations about killing Jessica Brown.