The family of Alvin Hall has received justice for his 2009 murder, following the sentencing of the third man accused.
Jordan Michael Coleman, 22, was sentenced to life plus 35 years by Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton Tuesday. Coleman was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, second degree arson, concealing the death of another and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, following a trial that lasted just two days in mid-April.
Coleman’s two co-defendant’s previously took plea deals in the case. Brandon Hambrick, 21, was sentenced to 30 years to serve 10 before becoming eligible for parole after recently pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, arson and concealing the death of another. Candice Cadasha Pope pleaded guilty on the third day of her trial in 2012. She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.
Coleman, Hambrick and Pope were accused of making a plan to rob the Hall, 44, a city of Atlanta worker, after he loaned Pope money earlier in December 2009. The trio reportedly lured Hall to an Atlanta bar with the intent to rob him; however Hall had not yet been paid for the week, and had no money on him. Instead of abandoning their plain then, prosecutors said they pushed Hall into the trunk of his own car and drove around, trying to decide what to do with him. Pope and Hambrick said that when Hall attempted to escape, Coleman shot him. They drove the car to Newton County and set the car on fire on a trail off an abandoned subdivision near McGiboney Lane.
"The verdict in the case of Jordan Coleman was another step towards justice for Alvin Hall and his family," said Assistant District Attorney Randy McGinley in an earlier story. "This could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of those in local and state law enforcement."