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Posted: 4:19 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Man indicted in Gwinnett triple homicide



By Michelle E. Shaw

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted a man accused of fatally shooting three people, and wounding a fourth, during a domestic dispute in September.

Robert E. Bell was indicted Wednesday on three counts of murder, felony murder and aggravated assault. He was also indicted on one count of aggravated battery.

Bell had been staying in the Snellville home of Angelina Benton, 34, for a couple of weeks, according to police.

It is believed that on Sept. 15, Bell, armed with an assault rifle, was lying in wait for Benton, her 12-year-old son, Joseph McDonald, her 19-year-old godson, Raynard Daniel, and her boyfriend, Justin Cato, when they return home from a weekend trip. Cato, who was shot in the leg, was the only one to survive.

Bell was arrested Oct. 24 in New Orleans, after spending more than a month on the run.

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