Q&A on the News

Ted Turner, the namesake of Turner Field also known as The Ted, was invited to the Braves’ final game at the stadium but declined to attend. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM 2014 PHOTO

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Ted Turner, the namesake of Turner Field also known as The Ted, was invited to the Braves’ final game at the stadium but declined to attend. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM 2014 PHOTO

Q: I haven’t been able to find any info on what happened to the killer of the couple that went to South Georgia looking for a vintage Mustang. I just wondered if the person who was suspected was ever brought to trial.

—Mark Thomas, Marietta

A: Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns likely won't go to trial until next year, Oconee Circuit District Attorney Tim Vaughn told Q&A on the News.

Towns is being held at the Dodge County Detention Center in the January 2015 shooting deaths of Marietta’s Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, and his wife, June Runion, 66.

Authorities say Towns lured the Runions to Telfair County, where they thought he had a red 1966 Mustang convertible for sale. Bud Runion had posted an ad looking for one on Craigslist.

The Runions were shot in the head and their bodies were found in rural Telfair County.

Q: We loved reading about Turner Field and the ceremonies there last week. I’ve seen no mention in the newspaper about Ted Turner. Was he there?

—Killian Smith, Decatur

A: Turner, who owned the Braves from 1976-96, was invited to attend the Braves' final game at Turner Field, which is named for him, but declined, the AJC reported.

The Braves played their final game at Turner Field on Oct. 2 and will move to Cobb County’s SunTrust Park in 2017.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).