Mugshot of Dealma Marie Washington
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Murder charge filed after woman, 22, shot in the head at Cobb hotel

A woman is in Cobb County jail on a murder charge for allegedly shooting a 22-year-old woman in the head, police said.

Dealma Marie Washington, 40, was booked Tuesday on felony murder charges, records show. As of Friday morning, she remained without bond.

Washington, of Fairburn, is accused of killing Nyjaia Anjelleike Glanton, of Smyrna.


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Smyrna police officers wrote that they heard two gunshots while parked near the InTown Suites on Highlands Parkway about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 

As they drove to the scene, they saw a car driving away. They tried to follow but lost it, officers wrote in their report.

Officers found Glanton shot in the head inside room No. 206.

None of the case’s public records give any indication of a motive or a connection between Washington and Glanton. A poriton of an incident report was redacted after mentioning that investigators went to speak with people in the next room over.


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Meanwhile, a Cobb County sergeant saw a vehicle zipping by that area and said he saw a passenger throw a gun out the window. A magazine was also found.

A warrant said a second set of police chased after the car, which at times was going 110 mph, weaving between other vehicles.

Cops stopped the car after it nearly struck another driver while turning off Highlands into South Cobb Drive. Washington was the driver.

She is also charged with giving the cops a variation of her name and the wrong date of birth.


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