June 9, 2016

Pitts Carr and Alex Weatherby

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for South Atlanta Crime

gavel on old law bookOn May 7, 2013, Wayva Benton III was shot to death at an apartment complex in Atlanta. Recently, an acquaintance was found guilty of Benton’s murder and sentenced to life in prison.

According Atlanta Patch, Benton and Antonio Sullivan were seen together at Caribou Apartment Complex on Sylvan Road. Several witnesses to the crime reported seeing Sullivan chasing after Benton as the pair circled the apartment building. Sullivan was seen shooting at Benton as he was chasing him.

Police arrived on the scene after being called by a witness. Benton was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day. Witnesses later identified Sullivan as the man who had fired the fatal shot. Sullivan was arrested and charged with the crime on June 14, 2013. Sullivan confessed to police after he was arrested.

Superior Court Judge Wendy L. Shoob recently sentenced Sullivan after he was found guilty of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, aggravated assault and murder. Judge Shoob sentenced Sullivan to life in prison plus an additional five years. Those five years were suspended.

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