Two people who moved into their 76-year-old neighbor’s home rent-free to supposedly provide help with daily activities now are awaiting trial in his death, authorities said.
Jonathan Lee Barber, 29, and Tiffany Dawn Fountain, 28, have been indicted on felony murder and other charges in the September 2016 death of a Newnan man, a Coweta County prosecutor said.
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Barber and Fountain are in the Coweta jail without bond, records show. They are also charged with neglect to an elder person and exploitation of an elder person, according to Assistant District Attorney Robert W. Mooradian.
The GBI autopsy listed the manner of Rollis Nobel Bowman’s death as homicide due to neglect. When he was found dead in his bedroom, Bowman weighed 110 pounds, much less than the weight on his Georgia driver’s license, sheriff’s officials said earlier.
Bowman also covered the suspects’ living costs and allowed Barber and Fountain to use his ATM card to pay expenses, officials said. However, investigators said there are $7,000 in withdrawals that can’t be explained.
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