The gunman was a young Marine, one of 10 people robbed by Jamal Hill and his accomplice, Calvin Lavant, at a College Park apartment. Recent case law allowing a defendant to be held responsible for any death that occurs during the commission of a felony helped prosecutors convict Hill, 23, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 35 years for his role in Lavant's death.
The duo had conspired to rob the group of 10 at the Lakemont Terrace apartments in May 2009, prosecutors said. After robbing the six men and four women, the gunmen directed two of the female captives into a separate bedroom where Lavant attempted to rape them.