Suspect arrested in fatal DeKalb double shooting; attorney denies charges

A man arrested Thursday night and charged in a deadly double homicide in DeKalb County has proclaimed his innocence.

Travis L. Graves, 26, is accused of fatally shooting Antonio Smith and neighbor DeLaine King in a home on Willa Drive late Tuesday night.

Graves' attorney, Gerald Griggs, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday morning that his client wouldn't commit such a crime.

"He vehemently denies he had anything to do with this," Griggs said via phone.

Police have not released a motive, but said a fight started in the house on Willa Drive near Decatur.

"They killed everyone that didn't jump out of a window. They came to murder everybody in that house," neighbor Jim Rodgers told Channel 2 Action News.

Graves has had a history of arrests in DeKalb County dating back to 2004, including an April 2006 charge of carrying a sawed-off shotgun, which was dropped in lieu of his guilty plea to concealed weapon charges, according to jail records.

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