Retired Atlanta Police Department detectives Vince Velazquez and David Quinn return to the TVOne true-crime show "ATL Homicide" for a second season.
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How the AJC covered the Edward Jowers murder from "ATL Homicide"

From the archives: An Atlanta man was found tortured and strangled in 2010. Four years later, a prostitute and pimp confessed to his killing.

The 2010 murder of Edward Jowers was featured in the second episode of the show "ATL Homicide." Jowers, 64, was discovered bound and gagged on the bathroom floor of his northwest Atlanta home. The case sat cold for four years until DNA evidence led investigators to Tamieka "Gamble" Felton, a prostitute, and Mark Ross, described by police as her "boyfriend/pimp." Both Felton and Ross confessed to the killing.

The TVOne true-crime series, now in its second season, recreates cases as told by David Quinn and Vince Velazquez, two retired Atlanta Police Department homicide detectives. 

» THE LIST: Georgia cases featured on true-crime shows and podcasts

Here's how The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covered the Jowers killing as the case unfolded. You can find the AJC's coverage of other "ATL Homicide" cases here. 

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From Aug. 10, 2010: 

Atlanta homicide investigators look into male's death 

A body that turned up Monday in a west Atlanta apartment has become the subject of a homicide investigation. 

Detectives are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a male whose body was found at the Magnolia Park Apartments... 

Read the full story here. 

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From Aug. 13, 2010: 

Northwest Atlanta man tortured, strangled 

Police found the body of 64-year-old Edward Jowers inside his ransacked apartment at the Magnolia Park complex. 

"It was very brutal, very brutal," Atlanta police Det. Jarvis Jackson told Channel 2 Action News. "There were elements of torture in his death." 

Read the full story here. 

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Tamieka Felton, who also goes by Tamieka Gamble, is serving life in prison for the 2010 murder of Edward Jowers. She is serving time at Arrendale State Prison.
Photo: Georgia Department of Correction

From March 18, 2014: 

Duo charged in 2010 strangling death 

Tamieka Gamble, 38, and Mark Ross, 26, were being held in the Fulton County jail Tuesday night without bond, booking records show. Both are accused of killing Edward Jowers inside his northwest Atlanta apartment in August 2010, according to police. 

... Gamble was already in jail on unrelated charges when she was charged with Jowers' death on March 12, according to police. Later that day, investigators located and arrested Ross. 

Read the full story here. 

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From Aug. 13, 2015: 

Prostitute gets life for torturing, murdering SE Atlanta client 

A prostitute was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for torturing and murdering a southeast Atlanta client five years ago. 

... The case went cold until 2014, when investigators found a cigarette butt with Ross’ DNA on it at the scene of the crime. Gamble was later named a suspect and they both confessed to killing Jowers. 

Authorities determined Gamble orchestrated the entire crime. 

Read the full story here. 

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» MORE: Read the AJC's coverage of the cases in "ATL Homicide" Season 1 

» RELATED: How the AJC covered the events in "The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta" 

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