William Clark had traveled to Atlanta in December 2005 to meet Devaughn to make a bulk alcohol purchase for his bartending business.
On Dec. 13, Devaughn lured the man to a partly completed subdivision in College Park, where he shot him multiple times and left the bullet-riddled body in the driveway of a home on Yupon Road.
Fulton County police arrested Devaughn in July 2006, but prosecutors determined there was insufficient evidence to convict, so they did not present the case to a grand jury.
The case sat dormant until 2008, when the District Attorney’s Multi-Jurisdictional Cold Case Squad revisited it. An investigation revealed the life insurance policies. Prosecutors presented the case to a grand jury, which returned an indictment in May 2009.
A trial is pending for Christopher Tumlin, who prosecutors said was an accomplice of Devaughn’s.