Mobile, Alabama (WKRGMore) — A man is accused of stabbing an elderly couple 50 times. Two guns owned by the couple went missing after the murder. Who had them and what were they going to do with them? This is the story of Aubrey Shaw.
WKRG News 5 looks back at the crimes that rocked the Gulf Coast. The Story of Aubrey Shaw is the 20th installment in the series.
On August 20, 2007, Terra Orellana received a knock on her door. Orellana was next door to Doris Gilbert, 83, and Robert, 79, Gilbert. According to court records, João told Orellana that something “horrible happened” and that she needed to come to João’s house.
Orellana goes to Joan’s house and Aubrey tells her that he killed two people. Orellana told the officer that Aubrey kept saying he had failed and she asked her for a ride, she left and told Aubrey she was going to get the keys to her car. I was. Instead, Orellana called another neighbor, who called her 911.
Blakely State Park officers were the first to arrive on the scene. When he entered the house, he found Doris lying on her back on the bed and Robert lying face down on the floor near the bed. Doris had 18 stab wounds and Robert had 32.
During the investigation, Gilbert’s caretaker, who lived behind the couple, was interviewed. said. The caretaker told Aubrey he had no money and Aubrey left. Five minutes later Aubrey came back and demanded $20 again. The caretaker also said no.
The custodian testified during the trial that Robert Gilbert kept a .357 Magnum and a .38 caliber Charter Arms revolver in his home. Both guns disappeared from the house after Gilbert was killed.
Another man testified during the trial, saying Aubrey came to his house on August 19, stayed for a few hours, and then left. , asked if I could borrow a T-shirt and if I knew anyone interested in purchasing a .357 Magnum.
Investigators at the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office testified that they collected multiple items from the crime scene, including a bloody T-shirt, a Charter Arms gun, and a .357 Magnum revolver. He also retrieves a steak knife with Robert’s blood on it.
Aubrey was arrested within hours of the discovery of the body. He was found in the bottom half of his mother’s bed.
Aubrey claimed that he had no witnesses to testify in his defense and that he was so intoxicated at the time of the murder that he “could not formulate a specific intent to kill.” He claimed that the state did not prove that the murder occurred during the robbery because he was welcomed into the Gilbert family.
A jury found Aubrey guilty of four counts of murder. By a vote of 10 to 2, the jury recommended the death penalty. The circuit court agreed with the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Aubrey to death.
Aubrey is currently on death row at Holman Prison in Escambia County, Alabama. He has been on death row for nearly 12 years of his life.
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