Two suspects accused of being involved in the October 2015 shooting death of Daniel Leon pleaded guilty and have been sentenced in Polk Superior Court.
According to District Attorney Jack Browning, 17-year-old Brandon Wilson entered a guilty plea in court Monday morning to charges of felony voluntary manslaughter and felony violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. He was sentenced to 20 years to serve by Superior Court Judge Meng Lim.
The other suspect, 17-year-old KVion Ruffin was charged with violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and received a 5 year sentence, including time already served.
21-year-old Daniel Leon of a John Hand Rd. address died from a single gunshot wound to the chest in October 2015.
The shooting occurred at the corner of Thompson and Jones Streets.
Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome commended the work of his investigative division throughout the duration of the case and says that there is still work to do…
“I want to commend my staff at the police department for getting it right,” said Newsome.
“We’ve still got two more co-defendants who will have their day in court, and we’ll just let the evidence show what it shows.”
Tyler Davis pleaded guilty back in April and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation for armed robbery and violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
The other two suspects, Hennessey Frazier, 18 and Thomas Calhoun, 15, await their appearances in court.