Detroit man sentenced to life for White Castle triple murder

A Detroit man will spend life in prison for murdering three men at a White Castle in Detroit last year.

William Wilbourn-Little, 29, was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for the deaths of Rashawn Harrington, 25, Trevaughn Anthony, 24, and DeShawn Gadson, 20. Earlier this month, he was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm.

Police said two men wearing masks fired shots inside the White Castle on West Warren near Livernois around 12:30 a.m. Sept. 9, 2018. Three men were hit and pronounced dead at the scene, while the men fled on foot. 


During Monday's hearing, one of the victim's mothers gave an emotional statement directed at Wilborne-Litte. 

"Every day, we cry for him," said Tonya Gadson. "It is not right. I just want to know, can you tell me why? Why you decided to shoot him 17 times?"

Police said Wilbourn-Little fired the shots, while charges against Farod Anderson were dismissed.

Mika Pittman, Gadson's girlfriend, was in a car outside the fast food place and testified she saw and heard everything. She said that Gadson and Wilbourn-Little knew each other and didn't get along.

"You took my baby from me and I want to know why. How do you think it feels when I take his son, who is 2 years old, out to the cemetery to see his daddy and he yells, 'Daddy!' because we have his picture there?" said Gadson.