D.A. seeks death penalty for 3 Bloods | Crime
TUCKER, Ga. -- DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James says he will pursue the death penalty for three gang members accused of robbing and killing a man.
A pre-trial hearing for Bloods members Darrius Aderhold, Christopher Foreman and Jonathan Ray is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The defendants are accused of murdering 46-year-old Robert Ross at a Super 8 motel in Tucker in January.
"These three individuals brutally beat, disfigured and killed Ross as part of gang initiation into the Bloods and because they perceived him to be a gay male," James said in a statement. "After beating Mr. Ross to death, the defendants then robbed him of his jewelry, clothing and vehicle."
"This act was senseless and horrible. They took the life of Mr. Ross in a cold and calculated manner," James added. "My office is committed to prosecuting these individuals to the fullest extent of the law."