More than a year after Derrick Alford was gunned down in Greenville, Ga., two of three men already held on a separate murder charge now face an additional murder count, Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said Thursday.
The sheriff identified the suspects as Timique Slaton, 23, of Newnan, and his brother Alex Everett, 20, of Greenville. Each is charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of Alford, 36. Slaton and Everett are held without bond, the sheriff said.
Alford was shot multiple times on Feb. 17, 2015, at a home on Odessa Road in the Odessadale Community. Deputies found Alford lying in a yard an unresponsive near a porch after responding to the shooting.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to process the scene.
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Four months later in June, the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office investigated the murder of Kenneth Spice. During the investigation, three suspects were developed in Spice’s death.
The three suspects have been in custody in the Spice investigation since August but recent crime lab evidence has linked at least two of the three suspects in the Spice murder to the Alford case.
“We have recently received conclusive identification back from the GBI Crime Lab on evidence that was submitted from the Spice investigation that matched the Alford case,” the sheriff said.