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Burned body case continues
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The case continues for the men accused of the 2011 murder of the Barrow County man found dead in a burned pick up truck in Rockdale County.

Kelton Perez Franklin, 39, of Decatur; Deodrick Ricardo Rivers, 44, of Ellenwood; Antonio Dwayne Lindsey, 41, of Lithonia; and Tora Jefferson Reed were arrested in connection with the Feb. 2011 death of Martin Villa Gomez. Gomez was allegedly shot twice in the head then burned in a pick up truck that Rockdale firefighters found near Abbott Road. However, the case was eventually transferred to DeKalb County after investigators determined the death actually happened there.

Reed pleaded guilty May 2012 and was sentenced to life in prison.

Franklin, Rivers, and Lindsey each posted their $100,000 bond July 2011 and, to date, still remain out of jail.

Since then, the three men went before a grand jury June 28, 2012. According to DeKalb County Superior Court records, they were all indicted on malice murder, three counts of felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, concealing the death of another, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Lindsey was indicted on an additional murder charge and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court records, the armed robbery charge stemmed from allegedly taking Gomez’s keys.

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott is presiding over the court proceedings.