Report: Georgia woman found guilty of murdering grandfather, hiding body in pond

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Georgia woman found guilty of murdering grandfather, hiding body in pond

An Elbert County woman was the third and final suspect found guilty in her 86-year-old grandfather’s homicide, the Elberton Star reported.

Savanna Marie Jennings was convicted Monday of felony murder, malice murder, concealing a death, two counts of aggravated assault and a firearm possession charge, the newspaper said in a Facebook post.

UPDATE: Jennings was found guilty of felony murder, malice murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of...

Posted by The Elberton Star on Monday, August 26, 2019

In January 2018, Jennings and two other teenagers were arrested in connection with Otha Perrin’s death, AJC.com previously reported. Jennings and Perrin lived together at a home off Peal Mill Road, and she reported him missing days before her arrest.

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When questioned by officials, she broke down and told them she lied, the sheriff’s office said at the time. A day later, Perrin’s body was found with several gunshot wounds in a pond off Wahatchee Creek Road. A .22-caliber rifle was also found on farm property near his body.

William David Peterson, of Athens, and Dakota Scott Street, of Elbert County, were both arrested in connection with the case. Both pleaded guilty last year, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

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Dakota Scott Street (left), William David Peterson

Credit: Elbert County Sheriff's Office

Dakota Scott Street (left), William David Peterson
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Dakota Scott Street (left), William David Peterson

Credit: Elbert County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Elbert County Sheriff's Office

Peterson pleaded guilty in July to shooting Perrin, and he was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 2048, the newspaper reported.

In August, Street was sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by 15 years on probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, concealing a death and a felony firearm possession charge, the Banner-Herald reported.

AJC.com has reached out to Elbert County officials for more information on this case.

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The incident happened Friday night along Floyd Road in Mableton.

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