“A human being was viciously beaten by his partner and found dead in the back of an abandoned building,” District Attorney Fani Willis said in a statement. “We are witnessing an explosion in domestic violence cases — both in numbers and brutality, and this office will continue to hold perpetrators accountable for victimizing their intimate partners.”
Prosecutors said Nyambo beat Hamilton with a baseball bat. Surveillance video captured the couple walking to the back of the store as Nyambo held a backpack with the bat visible. A short time later, only Nyambo was seen emerging from the back of the store.
The bat, which also was found behind the store, was found to have Nyambo’s fingerprints and the victim’s blood on it, the DA’s office said. Hamilton’s blood was also found on the jacket Nyambo wore at the time of the killing.