Complete list of Muscogee County homicides in 2014

newsroom@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 21, 2014 

These are the reported homicides for Muscogee County in 2014:

1. Troy Saunders, 39, of Fort Mitchell, Ala., was fatally shot in the neck during a robbery attempt Jan. 24 in the parking lot at the Super 8 Motel on Warm Springs Road. Christopher Womack, 19, joins Neisha Jones, 17, Mayson Gibson, 20, and Trevon Brown, 19, were arrested for the murder.

2. Marvine Bailey, 47, was fatally shot on Jan. 25 during a drive-by shooting on Forsyth Street. On May 10, 22-year-old Anthony Deshon Walker was arrested without incident at a home on Fairview Drive and charged with murder.

3. Tyree Jevontae Burtin, 38, was stabbed to death on Feb. 15 during a domestic dispute at a Cusseta Road apartment. Niketa Garnette Brooks, 39, has been charged with murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

4. Tonya Moses Charles, 44, of Phenix City died of multiple gunshot wounds on Feb. 21 after being gunned down in the back parking lot of the Muscogee County DCFS Office. Officials said Charles was killed by her estranged husband, Lyle Charles, who was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car on a dead-end street off Fortson Business Park Boulevard.

5. Ki Ja Bassett, 23 months old, died March 24. Damian Belle, 19, has been charged with murder, first-degree cruelty to children and battery with physical visible harm.

6. Marcus King, 21, died April 1 during surgery at Midtown Medical Center after he was shot outside Victory Drive's Carousel Lounge earlier that morning. The case remains under investigation.

7. Corey Owens, 29, was pronounced dead on April 25 after being shot in front of Rivers Homes on Adair Avenue a day earlier. A warrant for the arrest of SaCorey McKelvey was issued in May. McKelvey was arrested and charged with murder on June 5.

8. Clifford Kendrick, 50, died April 28 after lengthy treatment at the Midtown Medical Center. Kendrick was shot on April 9 whiletrying to flee from at least two armed men who entered his Farr Road home. The case remains under investigation.

9. Anthony Tirrell Murray, 30, was pronounced dead on arrival at Midtown Medical Center after he was stabbed to death at a Rice Street residence on May 18. Murray's girlfriend, Priscilla Y. Morgan, has been charged with murder.

10. Anthony Wayne Taylor Sr., 44, was shot once in the back at a Fort Benning Road gas station on the morning of June 6. An unidentified suspect was taken into custody on the scene.

11. Jessica Osborne, 28, was shot to death on the evening of June 17 at the corner of Forrest and Reese Roads. Her boyfriend, Vashon Walker, was charged with murder in her death.

Note: this list does not include officer-involved shootings.

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