The murder trial against Candice Cadasha Pope ended abruptly last Thursday when she elected to enter a guilty plea in the 2010 death of Alvin Hall.
After three days of testimony, Pope pleaded guilty to malice murder, making false statements and concealing the death of another. She received life with the possibility of parole for murder and 15 years concurrent confinement for the two lesser charges. She will become eligible for parole after serving 30 years.
Pope is one of three people charged in the 44-year-old Hall's death. According to prosecutors, Pope, along with 21-year-old Jordan Michael Coleman and 20-year-old Brandon Hambrick, attempted to rob the city of Atlanta employee after they lured him out of a bar and rushed his car. However they found no money, so they put Hall in the trunk of his car and Coleman shot him twice when he tried to break free as the trio drove around Atlanta.
They then drove to an undeveloped Newton County subdivision off McGiboney Lane and touched the car and Hall's body, which was found when firefighters extinguished the blaze on New Year's Eve.
Video surveillance shows all three of the defendants using Hall's bank cards to withdraw money after the murder.
Pope also admitted in one of her initial court appearances that she had $6,500 worth of cosmetic surgery following
Both Coleman and Hambrick have yet to be tried in the case. Coleman is expected to testify against them both.