Gholston, 53, was shot multiple times Sept. 27 outside a shopping mall in unincorporated DeKalb. Police say they considered Gholston, who suffered from schizophrenia, to be homeless
Pearce, 44, was confronted and shot while walking alone to her car in downtown Decatur on Dec. 6 after a dinner date with friends, police said. Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker said Presley confessed to killing Pearce.
Presley is also charged in the killings of two other homeless people last year: Dorian Jenkins and Tommy Mims. Each was shot multiple times during Thanksgiving week as they slept on the streets in Atlanta.
Prosecutors said the same gun was used in the killings.
Presley became a suspect after the then 34-year-old unemployed actor was arrested by MARTA police for allegedly trying to board a train without paying in Fulton County. Police found a Taurus revolver and a box of ammunition, which was linked to the killings.