Police are making some progress in this tragic case.
In January, Craigory Burch Jr. was murdered in what appeared to be a home invasion. The 20-year-old had won the lottery back in November.
The Georgia man was at home with his girlfriend and kids.
Earlier this year, his GF Jasmine Hendricks told the media about what allegedly happened that horrifying night, recalling that three armed masked men busted the door open with a shotgun blast.
And even though her boyfriend offered them his wallet and bank card, and begged them not to hurt him in front of the children, she says that the intruders shot and killed the Fitzgerald resident before running off.
Now, the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office has revealed in a statement that officers have arrested seven individuals — whose ages range from 17 to 27 — in connection with the case.
Police have brought into custody Rosalyn Swain, Earnest Holcomb, and Wayan Jordon of Fitzgerald, Anjavell Johnson and Dabrentise Overstreet of Tifton, and Keyana Dyous of Moultrie.
The suspects are being slapped with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and home invasion.
Police believe their motivation to murder Craigory had to do with the $434,272 he won in the jackpot.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this horrible loss, and we hope these arrests provide his loved ones with some closure.
[Image via Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office.]