Man convicted of killing girlfriend’s brother in front of her children

Kenneth Malcom

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Kenneth Malcom

A man was found guilty of killing his girlfriend’s brother in front of her children, according to the Walton County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said Kenneth “Keith” Malcom shot Jonathan Gresham five times as the victim tried to leave a Jan. 7, 2018, party in Social Circle.

Gresham was at the party with his sister, the sister's children and Malcom when an altercation broke out that evening.

Gresham got into the sister's vehicle along with all of her children in an attempt to leave the party. Malcom shot Gresham while he was in the driver's seat, according to authorities. The children were in the back seat at the time.

Gresham managed to drive away from the scene, and the children called 911. Police and emergency officials found the vehicle on the side of Ga. 11. Despite their life-saving efforts, Gresham died.

Malcom was convicted of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of first-degree cruelty to children, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, six counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence.

He will be sentenced Tuesday.

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