Montgomery Man Sentenced to Life without Parole for 2013 Murder
District Attorney Daryl Bailey announces that Elijah Frazier, 21, of Montgomery was convicted by a jury of two counts of Capital Murder. Frazier’s trial began on August 22.
Immediately after the jury verdict, Frazier was sentenced to the mandatory sentence of Life Without Parole.
Frazier shot and killed Keon Sankey, 29, on November 20, 2013 at the intersection of Burgwyn Road and Kippax Street.
The Defendant approached Sankey and demanded money at gunpoint. Sankey took off running and Frazier gave chase shooting the victim in the leg. Sankey was able to make it into a car when the Defendant approached the car and shot the victim multiple times causing his death.
District Attorney Bailey stated that: “Elijah Frazier is another tragic example of a young man who dropped out of school in 9th grade, never worked, became addicted to drugs and will now spend the rest of his life in prison because of his violent actions. Keon Sankey will never celebrate another birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving or any other day with his family because of the violent actions of Elijah Frazier.” Bailey added, “I am happy that Frazier is no longer running around the streets of Montgomery wreaking havoc, but you have to wonder what would have happened had he stayed in school and completed his education? I hope this conviction and sentence will send a message to our young people to stay in school, put down the guns and become a productive citizen in our community. Keon Sankey is dead; Elijah Frazier will die in prison. No one wins.”