Christina Burroughs Obituary, Death – On December 19, 2022, officers from the Kingsland Police Department’s Patrol Division and Investigations Division made the arrest of Nathaniel Lamad Wesley, 28, of Kingsland, Georgia, for the shooting that occurred on the morning of December 6, 2022. On December 6, the victim was moved from Southeast Georgia Health System to UF Health Jacksonville Shands after receiving initial care there.
She was treated at both facilities before succumbing to her wounds on December 9. Christina Lynette Burroughs, a 41-year-old Florida native from Jacksonville, was the victim’s name. Ms. Burroughs was the late Mr. Wesley’s mother-in-law. Due to the alleged actions that resulted in the victim’s death, Mr. Wesley is charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter (OCGA 16-5-2).
According to the definition, “A person commits the crime of voluntary manslaughter when he causes the death of another human being in circumstances which would otherwise be murder and if he acts solely as the result of a sudden, violent, and irresistible passion resulting from serious provocation sufficient to excite such passion in a reasonable person.” When a person kills another person in circumstances that would otherwise constitute murder, they are guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
If you are found guilty of this crime, you could be given a sentence that ranges from one year to twenty years in prison. According to Chief Evans of the neighborhood police force, “This is a needless incident that definitely could have been avoided.” The dynamics of life for the entire family have been irrevocably changed as a result of Mr. Wesley’s decision to enter the situation with a firearm. The City of Kingsland will not tolerate any of these actions in any way, and we will take all appropriate legal action.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Burroughs’ family and friends during this trying time. Please accept our sympathies and sincere condolences. In custody and awaiting his initial court appearance at the Camden County Sheriff’s Public Safety Complex is Mr. Wesley. Until their guilt can be proven in court, everyone is presumed to be innocent.