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Man convicted after leaving cell with ‘selfies’ at DeKalb murder scene

The cell phone had Desean Subar’s name, email address and selfies. When DeKalb County police found it at a murder scene, he was an obvious suspect.

Now the 26-year-old has been convicted in the Jan. 29, 2016, death of 21-year-old Justin Bryant, who was shot trying to fight back against a home invasion in a Decatur-area apartment. Subar and an accomplice stormed the Cedar Brook Drive home with guns drawn, demanding cell phones, electronics and money, from Bryant and two friends who were visiting, the district attorney’s office said.


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“The victims were ordered to surrender their possessions at gunpoint and then forced into the master bedroom closet,” a DA’s news release said. “When the gunmen made their way to an adjacent room, Bryant exited the closet and confronted the assailants...”

A struggle followed, and he was shot.

Subar, identified through the phone left behind, was arrested after a SWAT standoff in Stone Mountain. The other gunman wasn’t identified.

Subar was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole, plus 20 years by Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson after a jury convicted him on charges, including murder and home invasion.


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