Two gang leaders will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison for a pair of Marietta armed robberies, one of which ended in the death of a 22-year-old man who was mentally challenged.
Abdul Malik Griffin, 22, pleaded guilty Monday morning to his charges of voluntary manslaughter, gang violations and two counts of armed robbery, according to the Cobb County district attorney’s office.
He was sentenced to life in prison by Cobb Superior Court Judge S. Lark Ingram.
Detectives “immediately noticed the similarities in the two cases.” pulled cell phone data from the number that called for one of the cabs, and found security footage of the men wearing the same clothes described in both incidents, prosecutors said.
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