Fulton County jury convicts 20-year-old of 2007 murder

A 20-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison moments after a Fulton jury convicted him of a 2007 armed robbery.

Quantavious Grier was convicted Tuesday, the day before the third anniversary of the murder of 35-year-old James Yarbrough. Grier and  Darius Jordan, convicted in August, robbed Yarbrough for the $1,500 in cash he had in his pocket.

Yarbrough was shot in the stomach when he resisted but his 22-year-old nephew, who was also there,  was not injured.

According to testimony in both Fulton Superior Court trials, Jordan offered to drive Yarbrough and his nephew, Kenneth Kaiser, to a Jonesboro Road check cashing store to get the money. Jordan was identified because he was wearing a Santa hat and a brightly-colored coat when he came into the store which had a surveillance camera.

With cash in hand, Jordan, Yarbrough and Kaiser then drove to several locations in search of  crack and marijuana, and they ended up on King Smith Road where Grier was waiting

Grier held Yarbrough and Kaiser at gunpoint while Jordan went through their pockets, taking the  money and the drugs. Yarbrough then rushed Grier and was shot in the stomach.

Officers found Yarbrough lying in the street, bleeding heavily.

He died a short time later at the hospital.