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.