Saturday, May 4, 2013
The fourth person arrested is believed to have helped dispose of the stolen property.
WSB Radio reported that a fourth person, Anthony English, 58, of Norcross, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Grayson High School student Paul Sampleton, 14, last year. English is charged with theft by receiving and making false statements, a felony. According to Gwinnett County jail records, he is being held without bond on the charge of making false statements. Three teens, fellow Grayson High School students, have already been charged in the case. Two of the teens, Romaine Stewart, 18, and Achiel Morgan, 15, are charged with armed robbery and Larnell Sillah, 15, is charged murder. Police believe the teens went to Sampleton's Grayson home on Dec. 20 with the intention to rob the teen. According to WSB Radio, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Achiel Morgan, 15, charged with armed robbery in an incident that resulted in the shooting death last year of fellow Grayson High School student, Paul Sampleton, 14, was denied bond Monday.
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Tuesday, April 2
The three teens charged in connection with the Dec. 19, 2012 murder of 14-year-old Paul Sampleton have remained in jail since their arrest early in February. An attempt Monday to obtain bond for Achiel Morgan, 15, charged with armed robbery in connection with the incident, was not successful, according to The Gwinnett Daily Post. Morgan's attorney argued that he had no prior convictions, but Gwinnett County Judge Debra Turner reportedly agreed with the prosecutor that a first offense of armed robbery that results in a murder is a significant risk to the community. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that Morgan had admitted to his part in the plot, which was for he and Romaine Stewart, 18, to jump Sampleton at his door and restrain him while …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Police believe robbery was the objective. The subjects were aware the Gwinnett County teen traded in high-end sneakers. Three teens already charged appeared in court on Friday.
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Saturday, February 16
The three teens already charged in the December 19, 2012 murder of 14-year-old Paul Sampleton, of Grayson, appeared in front of a Gwinnett County magistrate judge in connection with the crime on Friday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Two of the teens, Romaine Stewart, 18, and Achiel Morgan, 15, are charged with armed robbery and Larnell Sillah, 15, is charged murder. The AJC reports that information revealed in the trial included that the motive was robbery. Sillah, the only one charged with murder so far, is allegedly the leader of a gang named the “Young Wavy Goons.” His uncle, Andrew Murray, is named as another “person of interest.” A silver BMW reportedly seen cruising the neighborhood in the days before and immediately…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Gwinnett County Police arrested three Grayson High School students in connection with the Dec. 19, 2012 homicide of 14-year-old Paul Sampleton, of Grayson.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Police believe robbery was the objective. The students were aware Sampleton traded in high-end sneakers.
LOGANVILLE, GA -- Gwinnett County Police announced Friday that three teens have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 19 death of Paul Sampleton, 14, of Grayson. Officials say all three were fellow students at Grayson High School. Arrested and in custody are Larnell Sillah, 15, charged with homicide; and Romaine Stewart, 18, and Achiel Morgan, 15, both charged with armed robbery. Sillah and Morgan have been charged as adults, according to officials. "Detectives believe the motive for this crime was robbery," GCPD spokesman Jake Smith said in a press release. "The suspects knew that Paul Sampleton traded in high-end sneakers and possessed nice clothing and electronics." Sampleton, a student at GHS, was discovered by his father bound and…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Family and Friends of 14-year-old Paul Sampleton, Jr., gathered at Grayson High School Friday to remember the freshman and budding football player who was murdered at his Grayson home on Dec. 19, 2012.
Family and friends gathered at Grayson High School on Friday evening for a candlelight vigil to remember the life of 14-year-old Paul Sampleton, Jr., murdered in his Grayson home on Dec. 19, 2012. The teen's mother, Stephanie, paid tribute to the memory of her son. She thanked Gwinnett County police for their vigilance in handling her son's case and Grayson High School and the Grayson community for their support during her time of sorrow. GHS principal David Hopson opened the school and friends and family of Sampleton gathered in the commons area to share memories and pray for healing for those left behind. A second vigil was held at Wade-Walker Park in Stone Mountain where Sampleton had attended school and played football before moving to…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Gwinnett Police confirm they are investigating the possibility that Paul Sampleton's shoes could have played a part in his murder Wednesday at his home in Grayson, Ga.
As family and friends planned a candlelight vigil and prepared to bury Paul Sampleton, Jr., a freshman from Grayson High School, police said the investigation into the killer or killers of the 14-year-old is ongoing. Cpl. Jake Smith, public information officer for Gwinnett County Police Department, said that whether the teens shoes played a role in his death is one scenario that is being considered. Smith said if anyone has any information that might be helpful to the investigation, they would like to hear it. "We are looking into that angle, among other things," Smith said. "I can only say that the investigation is ongoing at this point. We'll always accept tips from the public at 770-513-5300." In the meantime, according to the Facebook …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Despite the start of the winter break, Grayson High School open the campus to students for counseling Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's murder of a 14-year-old freshman.
David Hopson, principal of Grayson High School wrote a letter on the school's website Wednesday advising parents and students of the death of GHS freshman Paul Sampleton, Jr., 14. "It is with great sadness that we write this letter to you. We learned today that one of our ninth- grade students was killed at his home after school. While this tragic incident did not occur at our school, we want to make sure you are aware of this loss so you can help your child through this challenging time," Hopson wrote, going on to say that the school would be open to students during the day Thursday and counselors would be available. "If your son/daughter needs to talk with someone about this situation, we hope he/she will come by the school tomorrow to …