7 charged with murder in death of Georgia Lottery winner
Mar. 29, 2016
FITZGERALD, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say seven people have been charged in the shooting death of a recent Georgia Lottery winner.
Ben Hill County Sheriff Bobby McLemore tells WFXL-TV (http://bit.ly/1UrgZcK ) the seven suspects, who range in age from 17 to 28 years old, all face charges of malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Authorities say three masked men broke into 20-year-old Craigory Burch Jr.'s Fitzgerald home in January, demanded money and then fatally shot Burch.
The attack came two months after Burch won $434,272 from hitting the Fantasy 5 jackpot.
McLemore says he expects there to be more arrests in connection with the attack, which investigators believe was targeted, and not random.
Information from: WFXL-TV, http://www.wfxl.com/