The parting words of a man sentenced on vehicular homicide charges left many in tears Tuesday morning. Thirty-five-year-old Trevus Jamaahl Baugh received a forty-five-year sentence, he must serve 18 years incarcerated and the remainder on probation. According to the facts of the case, on January 9, 2021, Baugh had a fight with his girlfriend. He left the house and drove down Euharlee road at speeds of up to 107 miles per hour. His vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle driven by the D’Agostino family. The crash killed College and Career Academy teacher, Shauna D’Agostino.
Following the collision, Baugh got out of his vehicle and left the scene.
He broke into the home of a retired law enforcement officer and stole a vehicle. Baugh was located in Cobb county following another crash.
Baugh was also sentenced on theft charges. While employed with Walmart he took video games and a controller. He later returned the items
D’Agostino and her husband were both employed as teachers with the Bartow County School System. He and their two children survived the crash. Members of the D’Agostino family were not present for the hearing. Following sentencing, Baugh turned and addressed the audience. He asked everyone present to “think before you act.” He advised people not to drive angry or intoxicated. Baugh said he was sorry numerous times. He also said, “I’m not a bad person.”