A 26-year-old Clayton County man will spend his life in prison after pleading guilty to killing the mother of his children and her new boyfriend.
Christopher Durr was in the middle of his murder trial Wednesday when he decided to plead guilty, Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson told the AJC.
He was sentenced to life without parole for two counts of malice murders.
Durr pleaded guilty to killing 20-year-old Rashae Alicia Morgan, the mother of his two young children, and her new boyfriend Dorian Shea Robertson.
Prosecutors said Durr stabbed the two to death in June 2005 at the woman's Riverdale apartment. The victims were in bed when Durr attacked them, police said.
Durr and Morgan's 2-year-old daughter and 10-month-old son were in the apartment, but not harmed, police said.
“I knew how heinous this way because I met with the family before I even took office,” said Lawson, who prosecuted the case. “I’m ecstatic because we’ve been trying to get justice in this case since I took office.”
Durr was indicted in 2006.
Police said the couple had a history of domestic violence.