Notorious Gang Member Kills “Candy Lady’s” Husband
“Defendant Tracked using Victim’s Cellphone”
Atlanta– On September 22, 2017, Anthony “Uno” Rucker was found guilty of Participation in Street Gang Activity, 5 counts of Felony Murder, 3 counts of Armed Robbery, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, 2 counts of Aggravated Battery, Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of Crime and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
On January 28, 2014, the defendant knocked on the door of Patricia Finch. Mrs. Finch, who operates a business selling candy from her home, sold the defendant a snicker bar. Four hours later, the defendant and an unidentified assailant knocked on her door. Zaccarie Printup, Mrs. Finch’s son, opened the door and was immediately shot in the stomach by the defendant. The defendant and his unidentified accomplice entered the home ran directly to Mrs. Finch’s bedroom. When they entered, the defendant instantly shot Tommy Finch, Mrs. Finch’s husband, who later died from his injuries. The defendant turned the gun towards Mrs. Finch and held her hostage while his accomplice stole 3 cellphones and 2 televisions.
The Atlanta Police Department was immediately called. Their investigation revealed that the defendant gave one of the stolen phones to his ex-girlfriend as a gift. Authorities tracked the phone to the defendant’s girlfriend – the girlfriend later admitted receiving the phone from Anthony Rucker.
Anthony Rucker, a notorious gang member, has been previously convicted in five (5) felony cases. Rucker is a recidivist under Georgia’s law and on October 2, 2017, during sentencing, he is required to be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk presided over this case. Senior Assistant District Attorney Lauren Travis and Assistant District Attorney Ryan Piechocinski represented the State. Investigator Michael Green assisted with the case. Cedric Smith, of the Atlanta Police Department, served as the Lead Detective.