“This case is tragic. Munteshia was on a path to redemption, changing her life, and severing ties with the defendant,” Broder said in a news release Tuesday. “She was a bright life who was so loved by her family. Because of her devotion to changing her life for the better, the defendant executed her in a church parking lot.”
Deputies found the woman’s body at the church, which is near Old Atlanta and Baptist Camp roads.
Investigators were able to locate Colquitt by tracking Brown’s stolen phone. He was arrested in Eupora, Mississippi, just two days after the shooting.
Colquitt testified during the five-day trial that he shot Brown in self-defense. Prosecutors used witnesses and officers from five law enforcement agencies across three states to prove his guilt. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office investigated the homicide.
Broder noted that Colquitt had a lengthy history of domestic violence with Brown that dated back several years. He stabbed her in a Henry County hotel room in September 2019, then put a mattress over her and left her to die, the district attorney said. He stole her car, phone and purse in that incident as well, Broder indicated.
“Over the course of my career, I have tried too many cases where victims were murdered at the hand of their abusers,” she said. “I take these cases personally. I am tired of these violent deaths, and so are the citizens of Spalding County.”