Theophilus Brooks is now in prison where he will spend the next 45 years for killing Erica Vassell.
“Murder After the Big Game,” a show on Investigation Discovery, follows the brutal murder of 21-year-old Erica Vassell, which not only shocked her friends and family, but also the entire town of Clewiston, Florida, who believed it was a murderer was hiding there.
Since the murder was so strange, even the police had to ask the public for help to find out what happened. This is the second ID special on Erica’s intriguing case, following Murder Comes to Town: Who Killed Miss Brown Sugar?
Where is Theophilus Brooks now?
After questioning the neighbors, the dispatchers found out that Erica was dating Theophilus Brooks. After being interrogated for six hours, he told the truth. Police records show that he was sentenced to 45 years in prison. The 40-year-old is being held at New River Correctional Institution in Florida.
Theophilus Tawon Brooks was indicted by the Glades County Grand Jury on first-degree murder after Erica Vassell died in early June 2011. In November 2014, he pled guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
The 39-year-old is now a prisoner at the New River Correctional Facility in Raiford, Florida. He will likely remain there until March 2, 2056, when he is due to be released.
After leaving the club, Brooks picked Erica up and drove her to the hotel. He killed her and then threw her body into the forest. He even ran the var all over her body, so she’s dead.
Erica Vassell murder case
Erica Vassell was 21 years old and lived with her family in Glades County. She was a lively girl with a free spirit. Her father said that Erica was very caring about her family, especially her younger siblings. Although she was the youngest in the house and quite old, she often slept next to her mother.
However, he also said that he was worried about his daughter’s safety because she is so honest and often gets into trouble because of it. When Erica didn’t come home after a Super Bowl party at Suzy B’s Club in Clewiston in 2011, her parents worried.
At first, Erica’s mother kept calling her daughter in a panic. After hearing from no one, the family called 911 to report that she was missing. On February 11, four days after the club, Erica’s body was found on the side of a deserted road near a sugar cane field in a rural area about four miles from the club.
Early in the morning, a driver was the first person to see her. He quickly called the police when he realized the wrapped figure was a person. Erica was fully clothed and there was no evidence that she had been sexually abused.
Who Killed Miss Brown Sugar – Dateline Episode of Erica Vassell Murder
In the Dateline episode, 21-year-old Erica Vassell goes missing after a Super Bowl party in Clewiston, Fla. The townsfolk start looking for her.
At the time, investigators didn’t say what killed Erica. But according to reports that have since been released, she had multiple cuts on her face, scrapes all over her body and tire tracks running in different directions, all showing that she had been run over at least twice.
Erica had small bullet holes in her right shoulder and neck from buckshot, and her injuries were inconsistent with those from a car accident. This showed that she was killed. But her pelvis was known to have killed her.