Austin Sanders
Photo: East Point Police Department
Photo: East Point Police Department

Second man arrested after teen found dead in burning car

A man who allegedly used a teenager’s debit card at an ATM just hours after she was killed is in custody. 

East Point police said Austin Sanders was caught on surveillance footage trying to make a withdrawal at the Camp Creek Marketplace with Talya Torres’ debit card, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Talya Torres
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Torres, 18, was killed Jan. 9, AJC.com previously reported. Her body was found burning in her car on Connally Court.

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Earlier, police arrested Kingston Hyman-Bozeman on Feb. 1 in connection with Torres’ death. He is accused of shooting her before leaving her in the blazing car, and faces a malice murder charge, officials said.

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Authorities said Sanders was the person who originally came up with the idea to burn Torres’ body, Channel 2 reported. 

Police told Channel 2 that Bozeman called Sanders after shooting Torres and asked what he should do.

Officers said Sanders told Bozeman to come to his home in Atlanta, and the two men filled a 5-gallon water jug with gas. Authorities told Channel 2 the men purchased the gas while Torres’ lifeless body was still in the car. 

Sanders is facing multiple charges, including arson and concealing a death, Channel 2 reported.

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