Seven people have been arrested and charged in the murder of a Georgia man who won the lottery.
Craigory Burch Jr., 30, won $434,272 in the Georgia Lottery’s Fantasy 5 drawing in November, but his luck quickly disappeared. Police say Burch was fatally shot Jan. 20 when three people entered his home planning to take his winnings, WALB reports.
Police have not said how the other people charged are involved. All seven are charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, malice murder, and possession of a firearm during the commission of the crime.
“When they came in, he said, ‘Don’t do it, bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids,'” Jasmine Hendricks, Burch’s girlfriend who was home at the time of the death, told WALB. “‘Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady. Please don’t do that, bro. Please don’t.’ He said, ‘I’ll give you my bank card.'”
The intruders shot Burch multiple times in the Fitzgerald home.
“We will work around the clock and we will put as many officers as necessary as we did in the beginning,” Ben Hill County Sheriff Bobby McLemore told WFXL. “And we kept these officers on this case around the clock 7 days a week till we got it solved. The people of Fitzgerald can rest assure when we have a crime, we devote whatever time it takes to get the job done.”
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