Thursday, May 9, 2013
That "voluntary admission" is contained in Cobb County criminal warrants for Mableton residents Casey Collins and Sarah Cook, who face felony murder charges in connection with the death of Lilburn man Edward Smith.
The Mableton woman charged in the murder of a 78-year-old Lilburn man admitted that she and the man's grandson "are responsible for his death" and drove the dead man's truck around metro Atlanta with his body still inside the vehicle. That "voluntary admission" is contained in Cobb County criminal warrants for Mableton residents Casey Ryan Collins and Sarah Elizabeth Cook, who face felony murder charges in connection with the death of Edward Smith. Collins, 30, is Smith's grandson. Cook, 23, is Collins' girlfriend. According to Cook's admission, Smith was in his parked truck in the driveway of a residence at 365 Kemolay Rd. last Thursday morning when she and Collins "assaulted" him. About 8:18 p.m. Tuesday, Smith was found dead inside his …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A DeKalb County judge sentenced Quentric Williams May 8.
A DeKalb County judge has sentenced a Lilburn man to life in prison for a 2012 murder. Quentric Williams received the sentence May 8, six days after he was found guilty of killing Mitt Lenix at the Starlight Drive-In Theater in Atlanta. He was convicted of 8 of 10 counts, including malice murder and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to life in prison, plus 15 years, according to 11Alive. See also: Don’t miss any Lilburn news. Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Quentric Williams is charged with murder, among other counts, in the killing of a beloved martial arts expert.
The murder trial of a Lilburn man suspected of killing a martial arts expert a year ago began Tuesday before a DeKalb County jury. Quentric S. Williams, 32, is charged with murder, in the death of 28-year-old martial arts expert Mitt Lenix. Police say Williams killed Lenix at the Starlight Drive-In Theater on Moreland Avenue in 2012. On Tuesday, even Williams' own attorney said he was a convicted felon illegally carrying a handgun, led police on a high-speed chase and fired the fatal shot that killed Lenix, as reported in the AJC. He was eventually captured in Duluth. But, according to the AJC, defense attorney Russell Z. Hetzel said that the fatal shot was supposed to be a warning shot, and that Williams was protecting himself and his …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Stephen O’Reilly, who lived with the victim at a Snellville home on Hurndon Road, is awaiting extradition and transport back to Gwinnett County.
A suspect in the stabbing death of a man in Snellville turned himself in to police on April 1 in Escambia County, Fla. The suspect is identified as 24-year old Stephen O’Reilly, who lived with the victim at a Snellville home on Hurndon Road. Brent Francis, the 28-year-old victim, died from injuries Saturday. Before Francis died, however, he was able to tell officers that O'Reilly had attacked him. Investigators believed that O'Reilly fled the scene in Francis' vehicle, and issued a "be on the lookout," or BOLO, for the suspect and the stolen car. On Monday, O’Reilly turned himself in to officers in Escambia County, Fla., and the stolen car was located in Pensacola, Fla. O’Reilly is being held in Escambia County, and he is awaiting …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Phillip Sailors, who is charged with murder, was released Wednesday afternoon.
Phillip Sailors, the Lilburn resident accused of shooting and killing a young man who pulled into his driveway, is out of jail after posting bail Wednesday. According to jail records, Sailors bonded out of the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 3:34 p.m. Jan. 30. A judged granted Sailors a $10,000 bond Wednesday afternoon, according to defense attorney Michael Puglise. Sailors, 69, is charged with murder in the death of Rodrigo Diaz, who is identified as a 22-year-old Duluth man in police reports. On Saturday evening, Diaz and three friends pulled into Sailors' driveway on Hillcrest Road in Lilburn. The car's GPS took the friends to the wrong house, according to Diaz's family. Sailors' attorney said that his client thought he and his wife…
The attorney for Phillip Sailors, of Lilburn, said his client thought he was about to be run over when he fired the fatal shot.
Update: Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Slaying Suspect Granted Bond, Released ---------- The attorney of a man charged with murder in Lilburn says his client feared for his life when he fired the fatal shot that killed a 22-year-old Duluth man. Phillip Sailors, 69, later was arrested and charged with murder. Rodrigo Diaz, 22, the victim, died from his injuries at Gwinnett Medical Center. Diaz's family has said that a GPS took them to Sailors' driveway by mistake and that he was shot as he pulled away from the home. As a man who has done Christian missionary work, Sailors is "just not the type of individual that's going around looking to shoot at people without just reason," said Sailors' attorney Michael Puglise. A Vietnam veteran, Sailors had lived …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Phillip Sailors, of Lilburn, is currently being held without bond in the shooting death of 22-year-old Duluth man.
Update: Jan 30, 5:50 a.m.: Attorney: Increased Crime Made Client Wary --------- Lilburn police detectives continue to investigate a Saturday shooting on Hillcrest Road that resulted in the city's first homicide since 2005. In the incident, 22-year-old Rodrigo Diaz, of Duluth, was shot in the driveway of 537 Hillcrest Road in Lilburn. Diaz was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. He had been shot in the left side of his head with a .22-caliber revolver, according to police. He was pronounced dead at 6:10 a.m. on Jan. 27, while in the intensive care unit. Homeowner Phillip Sailors, 69, was then arrested Sunday and charged in Diaz's death. He reportedly believed that someone was trying to enter his …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Lilburn Police Department have arrested and charged a local man in connection with a homicide.
Update: Jan. 30, 5:50 a.m.: Attorney: Increased Crime Made Client Wary Update: Jan. 29, 4 p.m.: Lilburn Police release initial report of the Saturday shooting that killed a Duluth man, Rodrigo Diaz. Update: Jan. 29, 8:46 a.m.: Here is a statement from the Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley: "This was an unfortunate and tragic event and our department is in the process of investigating the incident. At this point we have established probable cause to charge Mr. Sailors and when the investigation is complete we will turn over the case file to the Gwinnett County District Attorneys Officer for processing. To preserve the integrity of the case I will not be releasing further information concerning this incident." --------- A Lilburn man has …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Gwinnett County Police arrested Jamad Wallace of Stone Mountain, Ga., in connection to the murder of a man at a Lawrenceville drug store in 2012.
After a nearly nine month search, Gwinnett County Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a man at a CVS in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Jamad Wallace, 21 of Stone Mountain, was arrested Wednesday in Dekalb County and taken to the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Wallace is charged with murder in relation to the death of Alex Delgado Ramos, 27, of Lawrenceville, last year. On March 4, 2012, officers responded to a shooting at the CVS at 1187 Grayson Highway at around 10 p.m. Ramos was found outside the drugstore with a gunshot to the left side of his head. He was taken to the hospital where he died two days later. According to a release from GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith, Wallace was also wanted aggravated assault following a shooting in …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Brandon Mosley, of Lilburn, was convicted on seven counts, including murder and felony murder.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
On Friday, a Gwinnett County jury convicted Brandon L. Mosley, 20, of murder for shooting and killing a teenager during a drug deal at an apartment complex in June 2011, according to an AJC report. Angelo Larocca, 19, of Loganville, was found in a stairwell at the Columns at Paxton Apartments in Lilburn by a courtesy officer doing routine off-duty patrols. Another man, Hunter Mason Davis, also was charged in the death of Larocca. He surrendered, and is accused of arranging a drug transaction and being present during the shooting. Mosley, of Lilburn, was found guilty of murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the AJC report.