Man charged with killing college student during home invasion

Authorities made an arrest Friday in the death of a college student who was kidnapped during a brutal home invasion in southwest Atlanta.

Anthony Laquan Goss, 28, faces charges in the death of 21-year-old Te’a Denise Liger, according to Atlanta police. A 2016 graduate of Kell High School in Cobb County, Liger was attending an art school in California, her mother told Channel 2 Action News.


 

Liger was found shot in the head Wednesday morning at the Vista Adams Apartments off Delowe Drive, AJC.com previously reported. She was rushed to a hospital but did not survive.

Investigators believe two armed men forced Liger and two other victims into an apartment before the attack. According to Channel 2, Liger was visiting a friend at the complex.

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A man and another woman, who have not been identified, were injured but are expected to recover, police said. One of the victims was pistol-whipped.

Goss was arrested Friday in East Point on charges of kidnapping, rape and murder. He waived his first appearance Saturday morning and is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

Anthony Laquan Goss

His is the first arrest in the case.

“It is important to note that the investigation into this crime continues,” Atlanta police public affairs director Carlos Campos said in a statement.

Liger’s mother reached out to Channel 2 to bring attention to her daughter’s killing. 

“She was an artist in every way, painting, music, and was the brightest spirit,” she said in a statement. “They took her away from her brothers and she won’t be a hashtag or a face on a shirt. She wanted to be a change.”

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