Granddaughter, 2 teens accused in shooting death of 86-year-old man

Granddaughter, 2 teens accused in shooting death of 86-year-old man

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office
Savanna Marie Jennings (from left), Dakota Scott Street, William David Peterson
  • Story Highlights
  • An 86-year-old was found shot to death.
  • His granddaughter is accused in his death.
  • Two other teenagers also face charges.

Three teenagers, including the granddaughter of a man who was reported missing Sunday, are charged in connection with the 86-year-old’s death in northeast Georgia, officials said. 

Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, of Elbert County, was charged Wednesday with murder, aggravated assault and concealing the death of her grandfather, Otha Perrin, Sheriff Melvin Andrews said in a news release.

Jennings lived with Perrin at a home on Pearl Mill Road, the sheriff’s office said, and reported him missing.

Another family member told the sheriff’s office “something isn’t right” about the case shortly before the discovery was made, Andrews said.

Jennings broke down when officials questioned her and admitted she’d lied, Andrews said. The following day, Perrin’s body was found in a pond on private property off Wahatchee Creek Road. He had been shot multiple times and a .22-caliber rifle was found on the farm property near his body, Andrews said.

William David Peterson, 19, of Athens, faces charges of murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death, while Dakota Scott Street, 18, of Elbert County, faces only a charge of concealing the death of another, Andrews said. 

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