‘I hope it’s Hell for them in there’: Family reacts to verdict in Cobra Bar murders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nearly six years later and the families of two friends murdered outside of the Cobra Bar in East Nashville have closure.

On Monday, Feb. 12, the second suspect involved in the 2018 double murder was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for both deaths.

“They didn’t give our children a chance,” Teresa Teal explained outside the courtroom after the verdict.

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The beginning hours of Teresa and Bartley’s son Brandon Teal’s 33rd birthday came to a brutal, heartbreaking end with four friends robbed at gun point, two of the women assaulted, and then Brandon and Jaime Sarrantonio were shot and killed.

“He literally executed them. He shot my child within moments of stepping out of a car and didn’t even give him a chance,” stated Teresa.

Surveillance video captured the chilling moments outside of the Cobra Bar in East Nashville, evidence that will forever haunt these mourning families and the survivors.

“What’s terrible about it is once you saw it, it just rewinds in your head all the time and you wonder why, why did they do it and this and that, but it doesn’t go away, it just keeps spinning around as you think about it,” said Jaime’s mother, Robin Fisher.

Demontrey Logsdon, 20 years old at the time of the murders and a father of two, showed little emotion as he was sentenced to life in prison. In June 2023, Horace Williamson III was also sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in the murders.

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“They deserve, both of them – Williamson and Logsdon – deserve to sit in a prison. Not a cushy prison, a prison, and they need to serve out their life praying that they will soon die, because I hope it’s Hell for them in there,” stated Teresa with tears in her eyes.

Both families are hoping they can move forward in their grieving process now that this part of the judicial chapter is complete.

Logsdon will be sentenced for the additional charges on Friday, April 19.

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