Seven people have been charged with murder in the death of Craigory Burch Jr in Fitzgerald, in southern Georgia. 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 are in custody All face charges of malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The murder happened on Jan. 21. Ben Hill County Sheriff said 3 men entered the house of Craigory Burch Jr and demanded money. Officials said the men then shot him in the legs and returned and shot him again.
“When they came in, he said: ‘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, He said, I’ll give you my bank card’ ” Said his girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks in an interview with WALB-TV
Burch’s family says he was target because of his winnings in the lottery. Burch won $434,272 in the Georgia Lottery
“Ever since he hit the lottery we kept getting calls, text messages, all that saying “ Be careful because people are out for him to rob him” Said Hendricks
Officials said the investigation is still on going.
“We will work around the clock and we will put as many officers as necessary as we did in the beginning. And we kept these officers on this case around the clock 7 days a week till we got it solved. The people of Fitzgerald can rest assure when we have a crime, we devote whatever time it takes to get the job done,” Said Ben Hill Sheriff Bobby McLemore