Seven Charged In the Murder of Georgia Lottery Winner –
Georgia lottery winner, Craigory Burch Jr., who won $434,272 in Fantasy 5 game in November, was shot dead when by armed robbers who stormed in his apartment.
Authorities confirmed Monday that they have charged seven people in connection with the murder of a Georgia lottery winner during a home robbery in January, Fox News reports.
Ben Hill County, Ga., sheriff’s officials announced that 22-year-old Rosalyn Swain, 24-year-old Keyana Dyous, 21-year-old Anjavell Johnson, 27-year-old Earnest Holcombe, 19-year-old Dabrentise Overstreet, 28-year-old Nathaniel Baker and a 17-year-old who remains unidentified because he is a juvenile were all charged with malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime.
On Jan. 20, three masked men kicked down the door of Craigory Burch Jr.’s residence demanding money. Burch had won $434,272 in November 2015 in the Georgia Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game. Burch was apparently holding his 2-year-old when the robbers busted in.
All seven face charges of malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Investigators say three masked men kicked down Burch’s door on the evening of Jan. 20 and demanded money. Burch, who had won $434,272 the previous November in the Georgia Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game, was holding his 2-year-old child when the men burst in.
Burch’s girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, told WALB that he pleaded with the robbers, telling them “Don’t do it, bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady. Please don’t do that, bro. Please don’t.”
Hendricks told the station Burch threw his pants at the robbers, who shot and killed him after they failed to find his wallet.
Ben Hill Sheriff Bobby McLemore told reporters Monday that more arrests were coming in the case and the investigation was ongoing.
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