Police arrest passenger after woman fatally shot on I-20

Police arrest passenger after woman fatally shot on I-20

Police have arrested a male suspect who they say was a passenger in a car when a woman was fatally shot during rush hour alongside Interstate 20 on Monday.

Tyana Boyd, 25, of Atlanta, was shot once in her car on the shoulder of I-20W near I-285 south. Boyd was transported to Grady Memorial hospital in downtown Atlanta, where she was pronounced dead.

Corey Jones, 28, Boyd’s passenger, was taken into custody and charged with murder and aggravated assault late Monday night, WSB TV reports.

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Ty’asia Jackson Sentenced to 12 years for Killing 2-Year-Old Sister

Tyasia Jackson

Ty’asia Jackson, who was 13 when she murdered her 2-year-old sister, Sasha Ray, will spend the next 8 years behind bars, She will serve 4 years on probation.

Sasha’s body was found in the back yard of the family’s condo by her parents who left her and two other siblings in Ty’asia’s care on Nov. 19, 2012.

The toddler’s biological father, Shelton Ray, told Channel 2 Action News his stepdaughter confessed to stabbing Sasha during a phone call from jail.

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Murdered Woman Warned Facebook Friends She Might Die

Michelle Rowling and Montrell Cooper

An East St. Louis woman warned her Facebook friends that she might be killed just days before she was found stabbed to death in her apartment on Saturday night.

“If anything happens to me tonight just let my kids know I loved them dearly and tell my momma I love her,” Michelle Rowling posted on her Facebook page on November 25th.

On Saturday night, police were called to investigate a disturbance at Rowling’s apartment complex. Police found the 25-year-old bleeding out on the floor of her apartment.

Police arrested her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Montrell Cooper, according to St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly.

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Trayvon Martin Trial: Woman on phone with Trayvon takes witness stand

Trayvon Martin

The woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin when he was confronted and shot by George Zimmerman inside a gated community took the witness stand today.

Rachel Jeantel, 19, told jurors she was not Trayvon’s girlfriend. She recounted the phone conversation she had with Trayvon before he was shot to death by the self-appointed neighborhood watchman inside the Retreat at Twin Lakes subdivision in February.

Speaking almost in a whisper, Jeantel said Trayvon used the N-word several times as she described what she heard Martin say to a male. She said Trayvon told her the man was following him as he returned to his father’s fiancee’s home from a convenience store. He described the man as “creepy” and a “cracker.”

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13-year-old charged with killing 2-year-old stepsister

13-year-old charged with killing stepsister

DeKalb police have charged a 13-year-old girl with murdering her 2-year-old stepsister, Channel 2 reports. Police say the toddler’s parents left Sasha Ray and her other young siblings in the care of the teenager on Monday.

The parents returned home Monday afternoon to find Sasha missing. Police say Sasha was found dead in the backyard after a brief search. Sasha’s father, Shelton Ray and his wife frantically drove Sasha to the hospital. They called 911 and were met by paramedics along the way. Sasha was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital.

Ray told Channel 2 his wife was too upset to talk. He said police told him his teenage stepdaughter would be charged with the toddler’s death. The teenager’s name was not released because she’s a minor.

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