CROWN POINT — A Gary man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of murder in the 2016 execution of a couple after spending several hours with them drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.
Harrington J. Westbrook, 21, was accused of shooting Amahn Jerrod Muldrow and Dawn Sharmaine Williams on April 2, 2016, as a fourth person drove them home.
The driver told police Muldrow was in the front passenger seat and Westbrook was in the backseat when he heard a very loud bang, looked over and saw Muldrow's head drop, Lake Criminal Court records say.
Westbrook pointed the gun at the driver and ordered him to continue, according to a probable cause affidavit. Westbrook allegedly said he would kill the driver and Williams if the driver stopped or got pulled over.
Williams was screaming and crying, and Westbrook ordered the driver to stop the vehicle in an alley near Tennessee Street and Seventh Avenue, court records say.
Westbrook ordered Williams out, and she began to beg for her life, according to the affidavit.
Westbrook fired several times, killing Williams, returned to the vehicle and ordered the driver to continue to another location, court records say.
Westbrook held a gun as he watched over the driver, who complied with his orders to clean the inside of the vehicle with bleach and water. Later that morning, Westbrook's girlfriend arrived to pick him up.
Police took Westbrook into custody later that day after finding him lying on a bed at his girlfriend's home in the 2800 block of Marshalltown Drive in Gary.
Police found the gun believed to have been used to kill Muldrow and Williams under the mattress Westbrook had been lying on, court records say.
Westbrook's sentencing was set for 10 a.m. Nov. 26 before Judge Clarence Murray.