Posted: 12/30/2006 8:54:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 8:55:23 AM EDT by Hellhound]
From the AJC, have to register to read.
Police say man bragged about fatal shooting
By SAEED AHMED
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 12/30/06
He saw the result of his handiwork in the newspaper and couldn't wait to share the news, police said.
But when Jarmavis Dixon allegedly bragged to an acquaintance that he had killed a man, waving a copy of the victim's obituary, he handed police one more piece of evidence that has now landed him in jail on murder charges.
Dixon, 23, and Ronregus Watts, 19, were arrested this week when they used their victim's credit card to withdraw money to bail out a friend from jail, police said.
"[Dixon] seems to have no remorse about it," College Park police Capt. Ron Fears said Friday. "In my 27 years, I have not seen a man less fazed about a crime than him."
The victim, Thomas R. Vinson, 59, was a retired Delta Air Lines employee who had grown up on Hardin Avenue, the street where he was fatally shot Dec. 22. Vinson had finished working on a house — one of several he owned on the street, and rented out to Delta pilots. He was leaving to return to his Fayetteville home when two men accosted him.
Police said one of the men fatally shot Vinson, then robbed him of his wallet and took off in his Chevrolet pickup while he lay dying outside the home's garage.
Police immediately put out a "flag" on Vinson's credit cards. Should the attackers use the cards, they would be alerted.
For four days, nothing happened.
On Tuesday, police were notified that someone had used Vinson's card at a Kroger store in Atlanta. An off-duty Fulton County sheriff's deputy, who was working security at the grocery store, detained the men, while College Park detectives rushed to the scene.
Dixon and Watts, both from East Point, were also charged with identity theft. Each has a criminal history, Fears said without elaborating.
During their investigation, police found that the men had been selling cigarettes and liquor to come up with money to spring Dixon's girlfriend out of jail.
Police also said Dixon had cut out Vinson's obituary from the newspaper and shown it to at least one person.
"He seemed to be boastful about it," Fears said.
Vinson's family was told of the arrest Wednesday morning, the same day they laid his body to rest.
"We kept telling him to be careful but he was so trusting, it bothered me," said daughter Jennifer Hill, 30.
Even after one of his houses was broken into and Vinson himself was mugged, "his attitude was, 'It happens,' "Hill said.
So these losers kill a decent hard working man and use his cc to withdraw money, buy booze and cigs to sell on the street for bail money for a girlfriend.
Rehablitation through reincarnation. Either that or sentence them to be peaceworkers in Iraq. Human shields for our convoys would convince the insurgents that we're willing to accept American casualties. Yep, I'm a sick pup.