Friday, February 29, 2008


Anthony Tyrone Terrell, son of slain Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy, charged with 3 counts of murder

Teen Son Charged With Murder in Deaths of Georgia Deputy, 2 Children
Friday, February 29, 2008
Associated Press

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday and charged with killing his mother, who was a sheriff's deputy, and his two small sisters, authorities said.

Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr. was charged with murder in the shooting deaths at the family home near Lawrenceville, where the bodies were found late Thursday, said police spokeswoman Illana Spellman. She identified the victims as Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Joy Deleston, 39, and her two daughters, Micaiah, 11, and Jelani, 4.

The motive for the killings was still under investigation, Spellman said.

Terrell was taken to jail in neighboring DeKalb County to avoid any potential conflict because Deleston worked for Gwinnett County, Spellman said. He is being held without bail.

Spellman said she could not confirm whether Deleston's service weapon was used in the fatal shootings or if investigators recovered the gun used in the killings. She said she did not know if there were any prior police calls to the home.

What was this teen thinking?

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