Published March 29, 2016
Authorities in Georgia announced Monday that they had charged seven people in connection with the killing of a lottery winner this past January.
Ben Hill County Sheriff's officials identified six of the seven charged in the death of Craigory Burch Jr. as 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. The seventh suspect, a 17-year-old, was not identified because he is a juvenile.
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.