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Seven people have been arrested in the death of a $434,000 lottery winner, who was killed during a home invasion in January in Fitzgerald, Georgia, according to the New York Daily News.

Craigory Burch Jr., 20, a forklift driver, hit the jackpot in late November in Georgia’s Fantasy 5 lottery. Two months later, masked men stormed into his home, demanded his wallet, and shot him in the brazen robbery, the report says:

Although the victim’s girlfriend recalled only three suspects inside the home during the attack, seven suspects were captured and all face malice murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and firearm possession charges, according to WALB-TV.

Three were identified as Fitzgerald residents Earnest Holcomb, 27; Wayan Jordan, 17; and Rosalyn Swain, 22.

Moultrie residents Keyona Dyous, 24, and Nathaniel Baker, 28, and Tifton residents Dabrentis Overstreet, 19, and Anjavell Johnson, 21, were also arrested. Jordan will be charged as an adult.

Burch’s girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, fled to seek help after witnessing the shooting, NewsOne wrote in January: “When they came in, he said, ‘don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady,’” she told WALB. “He said I’ll give you my bank card.”

Burch bought his winning ticket at a gas station. The report does not say how much money was stolen in the robbery.

SOURCE: New York Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter


Georgia Lottery Winner Killed In Home Invasion Two Months After Hitting The Jackpot