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Man faces murder charge just months after release from prison

A man faces murder and other charges just months after he was released from prison.

Trinity Wayne Bussler was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old Conyers woman after authorities found him hiding in a home off Old Covington Highway in DeKalb County, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Tijuana Harris said in an emailed statement.

Bussler, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections, was released from Hays State Prison in May after serving six years of a 20-year sentence for burglary, criminal trespass, theft by taking and false imprisonment. The crimes were committed in Rockdale County between May 2010 and April 2011, records show.

Trinity Wayne Bussler was released from Hays State Prison in May. (Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections)

Bussler is now accused of shooting Yaritza Cerda in the head in the 1400 block of Frontier Drive in Conyers. Authorities responded to the scene just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday after someone called 911 and reported a person had been hit by a vehicle.

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Upon further investigation, deputies realized Cerda had been shot.

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Bussler was charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies, firearm used by a convicted felon during the commission of felonies and two counts of felony violation of probation, Harris said.

His relationship to Cerda is unknown.

The investigation is ongoing.

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