Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the MURDER conviction by a Fulton County Superior Court Jury of BRIAN DUFFY, 27, in the death of KENNETH OGLESBY.
On, October 6, 2016, Kenneth Oglesby, 44, stopped to get gas and lunch at a Chevron station at Roosevelt Highway in College Park. The father was getting ready to head to his niece’s funeral in Ohio when surveillance video showed a vehicle pulling up to the pump where he stood. The video showed Duffy getting out of the car and aiming his gun at Oglesby in an attempt to rob him. Oglesby dropped the cell phone he had in his hand, backed up with his arms in the air, when Duffy fired one shot, hitting Oglesby in the neck.. Duffy used a 9mm glock semi-automatic handgun. The defendant was wearing red shoes, black track pants, a white long-sleeved shirt, and a black “Scream” mask.
Duffy quickly got back into his car and left the scene. Six hours later, Fulton County Police Detective Moss spotted Duffy as she drove along Buffington Road in College Park. A short time later, Duffy increased his speed, weaving in and out of traffic. He put other drivers in danger as he recklessly passed along narrow College Park streets. Police pursued Duffy, and the chase ended when he lost control and crashed his car into a utility pole. The defendant tried to run away from police after the crash but officers were able to track him down. Duffy was handcuffed and taken into custody.
Investigators found a cell phone on Duffy when he was arrested. A video retrieved from the defendant’s phone showed him, hours earlier, in the front passenger seat of the getaway car. The video also showed Duffy waving around the very same gun he used to kill Oglesby. The defendant was also observed wearing the same clothing and the identical “Scream” mask he wore during the murder.
Duffy was found guilty of MURDER, ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, ENTERING AUTO, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON, ARMED ROBBERY, AND BURGLARY (2ND DEGREE). Duffy will be sentenced at a later time.
44-year-old Kenneth Oglesby was taken from the mother of his child and their 7-year-old son. Oglesby made a living working for his brother’s moving company, but the victim had many passions in his life. Oglesby was a man who enjoyed putting his thoughts down on paper as a poet, a musician, and a songwriter. The victim came from a very large family where he was the oldest of six children. For years Oglesby lived in College Park, just a short distance from the gas station where he was senselessly killed.
The Honorable Judge Constance Russell of the Superior Court of Fulton County presided over the case. Assistant District Attorney Faye Rosenbaum prosecuted the case. She was assisted by Assistant District Attorney Marcus Thorpe and Investigator Fred Glenn Jr. of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Detective Stewart Webb of the Fulton County Police Department was the Lead Detective in this case.