Atlanta, GA – On September 25, 2017, Ardendric Dion JOHNSON was found guilty of the murders of Nicole Sartell and Heather Camp.
JOHNSON was found guilty of two counts of Murder, four counts of Felony Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of False Imprisonment, Rape, Aggravated Sodomy and Concealing of a Dead Body.
On December 19, 2014, Atlanta Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call. The caller, the defendant’s mother, reported walking into the back bedroom of the family-owned house to find the victim’s lifeless body lying on the floor covered in a bed sheet. The woman, later identified as Heather Camp, was naked with her legs spread open and her mouth wrapped with duct-tape. It was apparent that Ms. Camp was badly beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled to death. While processing the scene, the investigating officers found another body hidden in a bedroom closet; the closet had been nailed shut. That woman, Nicole Sartell, had been reported missing for nearly four months. Ms. Sartell’s naked body was badly decomposed and she had visible strangulation marks on her neck.
The subsequent investigation revealed that both victims were last seen with the defendant and the defendant was often seen at the family-owned, dilapidated house – it had no running water or electricity and was known to the community to be a frequent drug house.
The defendant had eight prior felony convictions and is a recidivist under Georgia Law. On Friday, September 29, 2017JOHNSON was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Superior Court Judge Gary Brantley presided over this case. Assistant District Attorney, Scott McAfee and Assistant District Attorney, Nicole Finnie represented the State. Investigator, Kletis Sloan of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the case. Detective, Scott Denesster of the Atlanta Police Department served as the Lead Detective.