MCRAE, Ga. – Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Georgia man accused in the deaths of an elderly couple looking to buy a classic car through Craigslist.
Telfair County District Attorney Tim Vaughn told local media Monday that he filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty against Ronnie Adrian Towns in the deaths of Elrey and June Runion.
The couple drove from Marietta, north of Atlanta, in January seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang.
A potential seller responded to an ad that Elrey Runion placed on Craigslist. Friends and family members said the couple drove to the rural town of McCrae to complete the sale. After a search, investigators found their bodies. Both had been shot in the head.
Towns is charged with malice murder and armed robbery.