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Girlfriend, 2 others charged in man’s shooting death

August 14, 2019

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — The girlfriend of a Georgia man who was shot and killed last month after the couple was robbed is one of three people charged in his death.

News outlets report 23-year-old Yainerys Gil was arrested Tuesday evening by Cobb County police. Gil, 19-year-old Zackary Franks and 19-year-old Christopher Gutierrez have been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.

Twenty-four-year-old George Anthony Vela was attempting to recover the stolen items from a vehicle when he was shot multiple times outside his Mableton home on July 22.

Vela’s mother, Leigh Ann Smith, told the Marietta Daily Journal that Gil had been her son’s high school sweetheart. Smith says the couple lived together and had two children.

It’s unclear whether Franks, Gil or Gutierrez had attorneys who could speak on their behalf.

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