A Fulton County jury convicted a man of murder Monday, two years after police said he ambushed two men in a southeast Atlanta robbery.
Jonathan Nations, 24, of Atlanta, was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years in prison for killing Bobby Swint, 35, and critically injuring 35-year-old Kenyatta Moss, who were in town to drive a friend to Macon on June 20, 2012.
Prosecutors argued that Nations lured the men into a trap by offering to show them where they could buy some marijuana in exchange for a ride. While walking behind the two men near Reed Street in the Summerhill neighborhood, Nations fired four times, hitting Swint in the face and Moss in the leg, authorities said.
“Nations then stole the victims’ money and car and fled the scene. The car was later found stripped and abandoned,” said a statement from District Attorney Paul Howard’s office. “Nations was arrested four days later in Talladega County, Alabama, after being identified in a photographic lineup.”
Nations claimed self-defense. The shooting was partially captured by surveillance video.
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