Du’Vonta Lampkin, a former defensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners, was found dead back in May 2022 after police found him lying on his back with a single gunshot wound at a rented residence.
Earlier this month, two men were arrested and charged with capital murder. Antwan Franklin, 22, and Erick Garcia, 24, were booked into the Dallas County jail on July 8, according to NBC DFW. Bail was set at $500,000 for Franklin and $750,000 for Garcia.
Franklin reportedly set up the fatal robbery of his friend Lampkin, according to police affidavits.
More information via Dallas Morning News:
“According to the affidavit, Franklin and Lampkin were seen on surveillance footage parking in front of the apartment at about 1:40 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, Franklin appeared to wave to Garcia and another person to “come on” or “move forward” while Lampkin was still in the car and couldn’t see.
Garcia and the other person then went inside the apartment and looked for the unit Lampkin was staying in before hiding in a stairwell, the affidavit says.
As Franklin walked away from the complex, Lampkin entered the building shortly after 2 a.m., and the affidavit says Garcia and the other person immediately ran up behind him as he got off the elevator on the fifth floor. A minute later, Garcia was seen running back to the stairwell with Lampkin’s backpack, which “was known to be full of money,” according to the affidavit.”
Lampkin had 28 career tackles at OU before declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft, where he went undrafted and signed with the Titans.