Homicide

Murder charges for 2 former Georgia police officers accused of using stun guns on man in cuffs

A grand jury indictment charging two former Atlanta area police officers with murder says a man died after the officers used stun guns on him while his hands were cuffed behind his back.

The indictment filed Tuesday charges former East Point police Sgt. Marcus Eberhart and former Cpl. Howard Weems in the April 2014 death of Gregory Towns Jr.

They each face charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct and violation of oath by a public officer.

No lawyer was listed for either man in the court file. Calls to a number listed for Eberhart went unanswered. A person who answered at Weems' home said he wasn't there and hung up the phone when asked if he could take a message.