Zarius Williams (left), Glenda Carter, Russell Williams
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

1 man killed, 1 injured in baseball bat attacks after being lured to Gwinnett apartment

In two separate attacks, three people in Gwinnett County allegedly lured two men to an apartment complex, brutally assaulting one of them and beating the other to death.

Police said the suspects, two brothers and a woman, hit the men with a baseball bat Friday and Sunday with the intention of robbing them.

Glenda Carter, 20, Russell Williams, 22, and Zarius Williams, 21, were arrested Monday and each charged with one count of felony murder and two counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault, according to Gwinnett jail records.

Marcos Guerra (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

Authorities said they ambushed Marcos Guerra, 32, at an apartment on Leland Place Lane on Friday, causing significant injuries to his head and face. He was found by a friend and taken to the hospital, where he later died, police said in a statement.

According to a police report, Guerra had told a friend that he was going to the apartment to meet up with a woman he met on the social media app “MeetMe.” The woman’s page was later linked to Carter, who police said is dating Russell Williams.

Guerra’s friend later got a text from the victim’s phone saying that Guerra had been beaten up and needed help or he was going to die, according to the police report.

The same day Guerra died, investigators learned another man had been beaten in a similar attack.

Simon Fuentes, 48, told police he went to the Leland Place Apartments to meet a woman Sunday and was robbed and struck with a baseball bat by two men and a woman. He suffered a broken arm and injuries to his head, but is expected to survive.

Investigators learned Monday that the suspects were at the Red Roof Inn on Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross and took them into custody.

Police said the suspects might have victimized more people if they were not caught.

“We are very fortunate that these suspects were caught as quickly as they were,” the statement said.

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