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Three men will face death penalty in murder of Vernon Forrest

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The three men charged with murdering former welterweight champion Vernon Forrest will face the death penalty in Georgia. (Photo via <a href="http://images.sportinglife.com/08/09/330/Vernon-Forrest_1196150.jpg">images.sportinglife.com</a>)
The three men charged with murdering former welterweight champion Vernon Forrest will face the death penalty in Georgia. (Photo via images.sportinglife.com)

The three men charged with the murder of former welterweight champion and junior middleweight titlist Vernon Forrest will face death, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced on Monday that he will seek the death penalty for all three men arrested in connection with the alleged murder of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest.

Howard said he will seek the ultimate penalty for Charmon Sinkfield, 30, Jquante Crews, 25, and DeMario Ware, 20, in the July 25 robbery-shooting of the boxer at an Atlanta convenience store. Forrest died July 26.

"We want to say to people in general, Fulton County is not the place to do this type of thing," Howard said. "We’re trying to hold criminals accountable."

Sinkfield is the alleged trigger man, Ware allegedly robbed Forrest and Crews drove the get-a-way car, authorities said.

Forrest has been remembered since the time of his murder first as a giving, charitable man and second as a fine professional boxer. He was both, and justice should be served. It has surprised me somewhat that three suspects were apprehended so quickly in this case.

The three suspects face the grand jury tomorrow.