GUILTY VERDICT IN DEATH PENALTY CASE

Man Found Guilty for the Murder of Two Teens

Atlanta- Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announces guilty verdicts in The State v. William Felts for the murder of two Atlanta teens in April of 2007. William Felts was found guilty of two counts of Murder, two counts of Felony Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault with Intent to Rob and two counts of Kidnapping with Bodily Injury. The sentencing phase of the trial will commence tomorrow Tuesday, March 1st, 2016. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Christopher Brasher in court room 8E will preside.

On April 5, 2007, sometime after 6 p.m., two teens, who were cousins, went missing after they left their home to walk to a neighborhood store and purchase snacks. The next day, April 6, 2007, the bodies of the 13-year-old female victim and 15-year-old male victim were found by the female victim’s mother in a wooded area behind Bethune Elementary School in College Park, GA, Fulton County. The victims were both naked and each sustained multiple stab wounds. The female victim was raped. The Defendant was not convicted of rape.

The sentencing phase will start tomorrow. The State is seeking the Death Penalty. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Christopher Brasher is presiding over the Sentencing. Deputy District Attorney Pete Johnson along with Senior Assistant District Attorneys Simone Hylton and Sheila Gallow prosecuted the case.

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