A man convicted of shocking his two children with a Taser and viciously beating their mother and great-grandmother was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 192 years in prison.
On the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2016, just days after his release from prison on burglary charges, prosecutors said Antonio Maurice Gee broke into a Mableton home where his ex-girlfriend lived with their 1-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son, and the woman’s grandmother.
Gee, who has two prior felony convictions in Cobb for threats and aggravated stalking against his ex, had been ordered as a condition of probation to have no contact with the woman and to stay away from her residence, Cobb County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kim Isaza said Thursday in a statement.
According to prosecutors, Gee attacked the great-grandmother with his fists, broke her jaw and stabbed her in the face. The woman required facial reconstruction surgery.
“Later, while his former girlfriend was holding their baby girl, Gee attempted to stab the child, and the mother suffered cuts defending her child,” Isaza said.
Gee beat his ex, knocked out her teeth and deployed the Taser on her before using it on their children, according to authorities.
“Both women frantically tried to get the babies away from Gee,” who took car keys, phones and credit cards belonging to the women after the attack, Isaza said.
He was arrested after a three-hour SWAT situation and later indicted on 16 charges, including armed robbery, burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, false imprisonment and cruelty to children.
A jury convicted Gee, who is now 21 years old, of all 16 counts in the indictment before Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green sentenced him.
“But for the grace of God and the Cobb County police, this would have been a murder — vicious, vile and savage,” chief assistant DA John Melvin said. “I am thankful to the jury and to Judge Green for ensuring that (Gee) never sees the light of day as a free man again.”
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