Man sentenced to 25 years for killing...

Man sentenced to 25 years for killing girlfriend

There are 11 comments on the 11Alive story from Apr 16, 2012, titled Man sentenced to 25 years for killing girlfriend. In it, 11Alive reports that:

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga., -- A Hawkinsville man who admitted killing his ex-girlfriend last year was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday.

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Chris Wyman

Glen Carbon, IL

#1 Apr 24, 2012
I am the paternal grandmother of Ashton Bartlett. She had been 18 for only 6 months before her ex-boyfriend, Birago Blackshear, shot her in the back at close range and killed her. This was not justice. This plea deal was shoved in our faces at the last minute before jury selection was to start. Our family is devastated. The DA lied to us for almost a year as to what was going to happen to this "creature" (he's not a man - he shot her in the back). Rumors abound that the lead GBI agent is somehow related to the "creature". And the list goes on and on with discrepancies. Our family is trying to get someone to investigate the things we found wrong in Ashton's case.
I DONT KNOW

Hawkinsville, GA

#2 Apr 27, 2012
Wondering what reason the DA gave to the victim's family why he offered a plea to the murderer?
Mr December

United States

#5 May 27, 2012
I DONT KNOW wrote:
Wondering what reason the DA gave to the victim's family why he offered a plea to the murderer?
I think a plea was offered because lack of evidence..yes he did confess to the murder but they also know he wasn't in his right mind and that ppl say anything when they are under the influence of god knows what....they never found a weapon so without a plea he could have walked free....
Miguel

Hawkinsville, GA

#6 May 28, 2012
Family approves of a relationship with a convicted sex offender. Then when her ma and her in devil head at 2 am, it is someone elses fault this happened? Lay with dogs = Catch fleas.
her nana

Hawkinsville, GA

#7 Jun 11, 2012
Miguel wrote:
Family approves of a relationship with a convicted sex offender. Then when her ma and her in devil head at 2 am, it is someone elses fault this happened? Lay with dogs = Catch fleas.
No one in her family approved of this relationship. When a child is 18 yrs old it doesn't matter whether her family approves of what she does or not. Do you have teenage kids hope you don't think that you know where they are and who they are with all of the time. You never know. You can raise them up to be respectful and good people but that isn't always the way they go. Ashton Bartlett was my granddaughter and I love her with every fiber of my being but she and nobody else is perfect. Ashton never did any harm to anyone or anything!!! The bible says not to judge others. Why do you think you have the right to judge her????
her nana

Hawkinsville, GA

#8 Jun 11, 2012
I DONT KNOW wrote:
Wondering what reason the DA gave to the victim's family why he offered a plea to the murderer?
They offered us no reason except htey dwere afraid the peiople of Pulaski may not find him guilty. That really says a lot for this community when you can go out and shoot an innocent person in the back just because you are on drugs!!! There is no excuse for what he did and he should have been put to death or at least have been given life without. He doesn't deserve to walk free in our society ever again.
heyhey

Warner Robins, GA

#9 Jun 13, 2012
her nana wrote:
<quoted text>They offered us no reason except htey dwere afraid the peiople of Pulaski may not find him guilty. That really says a lot for this community when you can go out and shoot an innocent person in the back just because you are on drugs!!! There is no excuse for what he did and he should have been put to death or at least have been given life without. He doesn't deserve to walk free in our society ever again.
well whats done has been done let him do the time because if u keep fucking with it he can walk free and then u know that u have fuck up and just let her RIP she is with good now and i know she is in a good place we all got to make that trip one day no one new it was her time but god can i ask u something??? do u look at tv and see a person get shot and u think they are dead god is the keeper of all people he say if u go or stay and she could have die in a car crash that night do not know just good do
LoMo

United States

#10 Jun 19, 2012
Where was her ma and pa during this? This family wants to blame everyone maybe look in he mirror.
Maybe when you are in devil head jonesin at 3am bad stuff happens.
her nana

Cochran, GA

#11 Sep 24, 2012
Miguel wrote:
Family approves of a relationship with a convicted sex offender. Then when her ma and her in devil head at 2 am, it is someone elses fault this happened? Lay with dogs = Catch fleas.
She was called over to devil head by one of Birago's friends so that Birago could kill her. He had been planning this for a couple of months. He was so jealous that if he couldn't have her nobody would. He even told people that was at his house that night that he was going to kill the bitch. Of course that was never investigated. When she broke it off he went crazy. Ashton was not a bad person so if you didn't truely know her you have no business passing any kind of judgement.
her nana

Hawkinsville, GA

#12 Sep 28, 2012
LoMo wrote:
Where was her ma and pa during this? This family wants to blame everyone maybe look in he mirror.
Maybe when you are in devil head jonesin at 3am bad stuff happens.
Birago is the only one to blame for her death. He shot her in the back and he was the only one jonesin as you put it. She wouldn't have been in devil head if that bastard hadn't had one his friends trick her into coming over there. This man doesn't deserve to ever be out of prison.
Bam

United States

#13 Jan 31, 2016
Thats my cuz this Bam what about what they tried to do to him dont judge he is a good man that made a mistake

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