Georgia judge denies challenge to warrants in shootings case
CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge says arrest warrants for a man accused of killing four people and wounding another in two shootings are enough evidence to proceed in the case.
The Polk County Standard Journal reports Polk County Superior Court Chief Judge Meng Lim denied a challenge to murder warrants issued for Daylon Delon Gamble during a preliminary hearing Monday. The 27-year-old had been wanted on four murder charges before he was arrested in Indiana in January.
The shootings happened at two homes in Rockmart, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta.
Defense Attorney C. Samuel Rael rhetorically asked why a man seemingly enjoying an evening with friends would shoot five of them, and questioned if ballistic evidence connected Gamble.
Prosecutor Jack Browning says he expects to put the case before a grand jury this month.