The trial is underway for a man accused of killing an Army sergeant who had just given away money and shoes to a homeless man in Atlanta.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office announced that the trial — in which 21-year-old Harold Dodson will face charges including felony murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and participation in street gang activity — began Monday.
Police believe that on Aug. 30, 2015, 24-year-old Ating Eminue was near a club about at 1:40 a.m. when he gave a homeless man a pair of shoes and some cash. Dodson is said to have criticized Eminue’s actions.
A witness said that as Eminue approached Dodson, and Dodson shot and killed him.
Eminue and his family came to the United States from Nigeria 15 years ago for a better life, Channel 2 Actions News reported in 2015. Eminue "had shoes and stuff that he was giving because he always does that," a family friend told the station.