Several murder cases are moving steadily forward in March with pre-trial hearings in front of Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton.
Coleman and Pope
Jordan Michel Coleman, 21, and Candice Cadasha Pope, 27, are two of the three people charged in the 2009 murder of 44-year-old Alvin Hall, whose charred remains were founding a burning car on McGiboney Lane on New Year's Eve.
Hall, a city of Atlanta employee, had last been seen alive in the Empire Park area of Atlanta. Coleman and Pope, along with 20-year-old Brandon Hambrick, are accused of luring Hall into a car where Pope and Hambrick planned to steal his ATM card and pin number and drain his account, a scam they frequently ran in Atlanta.
Hall had yet to be reported missing by his family when his body was found.
Following an argument outside his home in Newton County, 21-year-old William Okafor was reportedly struck in the head with a brick, resulting in an injury that later led to his demise.
Roland Lebron Wilson Jr., 23, has been charged with murder, aggravated battery and aggravated assault; he reportedly turned himself in the day the Okafor died.
Wilson is being accused of going to 21-year-old William Okafor's home, along with three other young men, knocking on the door and luring Okafor outside of the home. Oliver said that Okafor's parents allegedly heard arguing on the side of the house and a relative of the victim reportedly told investigators that they witnessed Wilson striking Okafor in the head with a brick.
Okafor was transported to an area hospital where he died Aug. 1 from injuries sustained in the fight. The other three suspects are still being sought by investigators.
Annie Rose Evans-Glodowski
Nearly three years since the car accident that claimed the life of a 67-year-old retired DOT worker, Annie Rose Evans-Glodowski is preparing for a pre-trial conference in the case.
Annie Rose Evans-Glodowski, 41, was charged with first degree vehicular homicide, second degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. The charges stem from a head-on collision on Aug. 5, 2009, which killed Larry John Marchesseau and sent Evans-Glodowski to the hospital with two broken legs.
According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Shaun Browder, Evans-Glodowski, who was driving a 2006 Honda, went around a curve heading south on Lower River Road and traveled into the northbound lane of traffic, striking Marchesseau's 1985 Chevrolet C20. Marchesseau was killed instantly when his vehicle was hit head-on.
Both drivers had to be extracted from their vehicles by the Jaws of Life. Evans-Glodowski was flown to Atlanta Medical Center.