Detective Shemika Foster, center, on Friday announces that Sade Britt Jackson, 24, is under arrest for the April homicide of Anthony Westbrook as Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards, at left, and Detectives Charlie Roberts and Arthur Tyler look on.
ALBANY — An Albany woman was charged with murder Friday for the execution-style killing of 52-year-old Anthony Westbrook in April.
Sade Britt Jackson was already in Dougherty County Jail on financial card transaction fraud and theft charges stemming from Westbrook’s murder. Jackson, 24, who previously had been identified by authorities with the last name Britt, now faces a murder charge.
The slain Westbrook, 52, had a gunshot wound to the head and was found nude, face down on a mattress in a wooded area off of the 1700 block of Westtown Road.
“More arrests are forthcoming,” said Albany Police Department Detective Shemika Foster. “Based on the evidence we have, we were able to charge her.”
Police arrested the unemployed Jackson on April 20 at her 1202 Radium Springs Road residence, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. At the time, Jackson was out on a $8,000 bond for an aggravated assault with a gun charge.
Foster did not name Jackson the shooter. The trail of Westbrook’s stolen Kia Rondo and credit cards led to community tips and, subsequently, her arrest.
After Westbrook’s murder, a woman wearing a full-head black mask used Westbrook’s credit card at an ATM at SB&T Bank. The long, manicured fingernails, the eyes and the slight overbite led to community tips identifying the masked woman as Jackson.
Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said that although no guns had been found, he felt he had enough evidence to take Jackson to trial.
“We believe that we have sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to establish a means, an opportunity and a motive for this particular case,” Edwards said. “The next step is to go to a grand jury for them to evaluate the additional evidence.”