sosa homicide suspects

This report has been updated to include the plea agreement of Antonio Ogburn.

Four of six defendants in the shooting death of Fabian Sosa pled guilty in Fauquier County Circuit Court Thursday to charges of 1st degree murder and conspiring to commit robbery.

The homicide took place on Jan. 8 at a Jackson Street apartment complex in Warrenton. Two other men were found suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds after police were summoned to the apartment complex by neighbors who reported yelling and gunshots at 4 a.m.   

Alexander Golden, 19, of Detroit; Emily Michele Race, 20, of Warrenton; Jaden Staples, 19, of Woodstock, and Antonio Ogburn, 19, of Detroit, each entered into a plea agreement Oct. 8. By pleading guilty to the two charges, the commonwealth’s attorney agreed not to prosecute Golden for two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of robbery of a residence with a firearm and one count of attempted robbery with a firearm. Staples will avoid prosecution on two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of robbery of a residence with a firearm and one count of attempted robbery with a firearm.

With his two guilty pleas, Ogburn will now avoid facing charges for robbery of a residence with a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two charges of aggravated malicious wounding. 

Sentencing for Golden will take place on Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. His attorney, Marc Williams, said he was going to arrange for a psychological evaluation of his client before sentencing.

Race will appear in Fauquier Circuit Court for sentencing on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

The sentencing hearing for Staples will take place Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.

Ogburn is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Sentencing guidelines for the murder charge require 20 years to life in prison; the conspiracy to commit robbery charge guidelines indicate a sentence of one to 10 years in prison, or up to 12 months in prison and/or a $2,500 fine, depending on the judge’s discretion.

There were also two defendants who were connected to the crime after the fact. Terrell Tucker, of Woodstock, is charged as an accessory after a homicide; he is scheduled to appear in General District court Dec. 9 for a preliminary hearing.

Makoya Denham, of Oak Park, Michigan, has been charged as an accessory after a homicide.

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