DeKalb teens admit guilt in random killing over cell phone

Two DeKalb County teenagers pleaded guilty this week to voluntary manslaughter in the death of an aspiring filmmaker who was gunned down in a random robbery.

Leevon Daniels, 27, of Conyers, was found dead of a gunshot wound on Main Street in downtown Lithonia on May 6, 2015. Police have said he died in a robbery at the hands of a group of young men who walked up to him outside a sports bar and demanded his cell phone.

He threw it at them, but one of them shot him anyway, police have said.

The suspects’ ages ranged from 16 to 18. Five were charged with murder and armed robbery, but only three were named in the formal indictment. 

Leevon Daniels, 27, was found dead at Swift and Main streets in Lithonia on May 6, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Channel 2 Action News)

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Monolito Walker, now 18, and Mohamed Kamara, now 19, pleaded guilty Monday to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, as well as armed robbery and aggravated assault. Court records indicate they haven’t been sentenced yet.

Records show the case is still open for the last defendant, Abijah Richards, 18.

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