Trial begins Monday for Quentric Shaymond Williams, 33, who is accused of fatally shooting Mitt Lenix on May 15, 2012, at the Starlight Drive-In theater in DeKalb County. Police say Williams led officers on a high-speed chase before ditching them in Gwinnett County.
The man accused of fatally shooting a stranded driver at the Starlight Drive-in Theater in May 2012 goes on trial today.
Lawyers will begin choosing a jury this morning to hear the murder case against Quentric Shaymond Williams, whom prosecutors will try to prove killed martial arts expert Mitt Lenix
Lenix, 28, was looking for help to jump-start his car when he encountered Williams, who police say was making out with his girlfriend inside a rented pick-up truck.
Williams fired, killing Lenix, then sped away leading police on a high-speed chase from the DeKalb County drive-in theater at the edge of Atlanta’s city limits on Moreland Drive to Gwinnett County where he ditched his truck and evaded police.
During the chase, police said Williams, 33, tossed nearly $10,000 in cash out of the truck, and stashed a gun in a Gwinnett homeowner’s backyard after crashing the truck and abandoning it, a second handgun, his girlfriend, and another near-$10,000 bundle.
Another man, Clinton Hightower, was killed as he walked across Memorial Drive and was struck by DeKalb Police Officer Jason Cooper, as Cooper rushed to join the chase.
Police arrested Williams the next day at a hotel near Duluth in possession of a third gun.
He has been held without bond at the DeKalb County jail and will remain there through the duration of the trial when he isn’t in court.
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