CRIME

7 People Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Lottery Winner

Craigory Burch Jr. won $434,272 just 2 months before he was murdered.

Seven people are facing charges in the shooting death of a 20-year-old lottery winner in Georgia.

Police say Craigory Burch Jr. was murdered Jan. 21 in his home, just two months after winning a $434,272 prize in the Georgia Fantasy 5 jackpot.

On Monday, authorities arrested five men and two women in connection with the crime, WALB reports.

Authorities said that three masked individuals entered Burch's home in Fitzgerald and shot him three times.

Burch after winning the Georgia Lottery.
Burch after winning the Georgia Lottery.

Burch's girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, was in the house during the shooting.

"When they came in, he said, 'Don't do it, bro. Don't do it in front of my kids,'" Hendricks said, according to WALB. "'Please don't do it in front of my kids and old lady. Please don't do that, bro. Please don't.' He said, 'I'll give you my bank card.'"

Police identified those arrested as Rosalyn Swain, 22, Keyona Dyous, 24, Earnest Holcomb, 27, Dabrentis Overstreet, 19, Nathaniel Baker, 28, and Anjavell Johnson, 21. Seventeen-year-old Wayan Jordan was also arrested and will be charged as an adult, according to reports.

Authorities were not specific about how each suspect fit into the crime. The investigation is considered ongoing.

They are each charged with malice murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm.

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