2 arrested in stabbing at southwest Atlanta transitional home

Troy Anthony Williams, 54, has been charged with murder.
Troy Anthony Williams, 54, has been charged with murder.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal stabbing at an Atlanta transitional home, police said.

Troy Anthony Williams, 54, has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the death of 46-year-old Kenyata Broughton, according to authorities. The second man, 63-year-old Marlon Walker, only faces a tampering with evidence charge.

Both men were taken into custody Wednesday morning at the scene of the stabbing, a nonprofit housing complex called Phoenix House.

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Officers responded to the Murphy Avenue complex in southwest Atlanta about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. They found a man, later identified as Broughton, who had been fatally stabbed and took Williams and Walker into custody.

Phoenix House provides housing and treatment for people with mental illness who are transitioning from homelessness, according to 3Keys, its parent organization. In a statement emailed to the AJC, the organization said it was “saddened” by the incident.

Police did not say whether Broughton resided at the home.

“Our goal is to help people transition from the streets and shelters into a stable, hopeful and independent life,” a spokeswoman for 3Keys said. “We do this by providing housing, help and hope to achieve self-sufficiency and dignity while living and treating mental illness.”

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