BARTOW COUNTY, GEORGIA, W.Va. (WDTV) - UPDATE: 1/17/20 9:00 P.M.
Forensic Statch artist image of the woman found, and a tattoo on the body (Courtesy: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
The jury found a Georgia man guilty Friday on all charges in the murder trial of a Fairmont woman.
Courtney Dubois was found dead in several garbage bags in August 2018 in Bartow County, Georgia.
Terrick Robinson was found guilty of “Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute and Distribute Controlled Substances,” one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine,” one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – Aiding and Abetting,” one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride – Aiding and Abetting,” one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl – Aiding and Abetting,” one count of “Use of a Firearm During and in relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime – Aiding and Abetting,” one count of “Use and Carry a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime,” and one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury or Death.”
The jury came to a guilty on all accounts verdict after three hours of deliberation, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell's office.
“This was a horrific crime, involving drugs, guns and death. Though the verdict will not bring back Ms. Dubois, we hope her family gets some closure by the result of this trial and prior guilty pleas in this investigation. The verdict is the result of many hours of excellent work by the prosecution and law enforcement teams. I also want to thank the Georgia authorities who assisted in bringing this defendant to justice,” said Powell.
Another defendant in this case, Seddrick Damond Banks, age 27, of Cartersville, Georgia, is set to go to trial on March 23, 2020. He is accused of being a part of the drug distribution operation, as well as being an accessory after the fact in Dubois’s death, according to Powell's office.
UPDATE: 11/21/19 12:55 P.M.
A January trial date has been set for for two men charged in the death of a 20-year-old Fairmont woman whose body was found dismembered in a Georgia landfill.
Several garbage bag containing Courtney Dubois' body were found in August 2018 in Bartow County, Georgia. Medical examiners used dental records from her family to confirm her identity, authorities said.
An autopsy determined that she had overdosed on fentanyl, and authorities charged four Cartersville, Georgia, men in her death.
Two of the men have pleaded guilty to various drug charges and await sentencing, but Terrick Robinson, 35, and Seddrick Banks still face charges and are scheduled to go on trial on Jan. 7, according to a federal scheduling order filed on Wednesday.
Robinson is accused of giving Dubois the deadly dose of fentanyl, while Banks is accused of disposing and dismembering her body.
The remains of a woman found last month in a Georgia landfill have been identified as those of a West Virginia woman, NBC affiliate WXIA reports.
According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the GBI Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim as Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, of West Virginia.
Dubois had been reported missing by the Fairmont, West Virginia Police Department. Millsap said the medical examiners were able to use dental records from her family to confirm her identity.
Millsap called the development an "important step in the investigative process and allows law enforcement to focus specifically on Courtney Dubois from this point and going forward."
On Aug. 13, a sanitation worker called 911 after finding a woman's dismembered body while dumping a compactor container at the landfill.
Since then, investigators have been working to try and confirm the identity of the woman.
An initial autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed the woman was between the ages of 18 and 35 who had brown or red hair, about 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 150 pounds and had several distinctive tattoos.
UPDATE: 9/04/2018 8:19 p.m.
Officials have yet to confirm that remains of a body believed to be a West Virginia woman was found in Georgia last month.
Georgia news outlets reported earlier that Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton had told them that the body was of a West Virginia woman. However, Guyton says he cannot confirm that information, and that the office was awaiting dental records.
The body was found on August 13, when a contractor was emptying a trash compactor at a landfill. Officials have since released a forensic sketch of the woman and a tattoo on her body in hopes to identify her.
Many believe the body to be Courtney DuBois, who was reported missing in August. A woman, claiming to be DuBois' mother stated that the tattoo was identical to her daughter's.
A woman found dead in a Georgia landfill has been reportedly identified as a woman from Fairmont, West Virginia.
According to local media in Atlanta, the Bartow County, Georgia Coroner Joel Guyton confirmed that a body of a woman found dismembered in a landfill on Aug. 13 was identified as Courtney DuBois, who was reported missing from Fairmont, West Virginia in early August.
When officials in Georgia released an image of a tattoo found on the body, a woman claiming to be DuBois' mother said that it was identical to Courtney's.
Last Thursday, a press release from the Bartow County, Georgia Sheriff's Office addressed the multiple social media posts about the body being DuBois', stating that they were still working to identify the woman.
On Sunday, a vigil was held near the landfill in Georgia, where neighbors had begun calling the unidentified woman "Angel."