Second man arrested in killing of cab driver in Norcross

Second man arrested in killing of cab driver in Norcross

UPDATE: Cameron Hollis, 17, of the 1300 block of Lia Hills Drive in Norcross, has been arrested and charged with the murder of taxi cab driver Afolabi Andrew Odifa, on August 16. Hollis has also been charged with armed robbery and participation in criminal gang activity related to the murder.

Adam Matthew Pfeifer, 23, was also arrested and charged with the murder on Aug. 25.

Hollis and Pfeifer are being held in the Gwinnett County Jail, according to authorities.

ORIGINAL STORY: GBI agents are expected to testify Thursday afternoon about what led them to charge Adam Matthew Pfeifer with the murder of a cabbie in Norcross.

Pheifer, 22, had already been arrested for credit-card fraud — a violation of the probation he received for burglary in Gwinnett last November — when GBI agents charged him with murder, armed robbery and participation with a criminal street gang last week in the killing of Afolabi Odifa.

Odifa, 36, was found slumped over the wheel of his taxi in front of 800 Chase Common Dr. in the Spring Lakes Apartment complex on Aug. 15.

He was the 28th metro Atlanta cabbie killed since 2000 according to the Taxi Library website, which lists the names of taxi drivers killed worldwide over the last century while practicing their often dangerous profession. Odifa was the 2,289th, according to the site.

He is the first metro cabbie on the list since Dedrick Darcelin was killed near Avondale Estates May 31, 2013.

Taxi drivers are 60 times more likely than other workers to be killed while on the job, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said in a May 2000 report. They also are among those assaulted the most.

Pfeifer preliminary hearing which will also decide bond issues is at 1:30 p.m.

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