A bunch of wayward kids..................... It was reported last night that one of the 3 arrested was a fireman in Cherokee County.
Kyle Elliott Jones, 17
William Osment, 15
Lynn Bartlett, 56
Mariel Elizabeth Hannah, 18
John Hatcher, 19
Clifford Bartlett, 17
Matt Brown, 19
Three survivors had gunshot wounds to the head and another victim was being treated for stab wounds, officials said.
I read an article that did not have near the details as this one.
From the AJC, you have to register to read:
3 dead, 4 hurt in Forsyth rampage
By MARCIA LANGHENRY , DOUG NURSE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/21/06
The three young men came to the small gray farmhouse in Cumming hoping to buy drugs. They drove away empty-handed, police said, but came back 30 minutes later.
One stayed outside. Two got out and walked through the dark, past the blooming pear trees and bags of trash.
Frank A Ortegon Jr.
Marcin Waldemar Sosniak
Jason Samuel McGhee
Ten people reportedly were in this house near Cumming when three men entered and began shooting and stabbing them.
Clifford Bartlett met them at the door. One of the men stabbed the 17-year-old.
Then the killing started.
A neighbor told TV reporters Monday that she heard yelling and what sounded like 30 shots. She imagined an automatic weapon, the shots came so fast.
Someone inside called 911 during the rampage, just after 10 p.m.
The dispatcher lost contact with the caller but heard the gunfire as the men worked their way through the first floor and onto the second, shooting and stabbing everyone they saw, police said.
On the landing they shot Kyle Jones, 17, in the head.
At the top of the stairs, they shot Clifford's mother, Lynn Bartlett, in the head.
One man downstairs ran out a side door to safety while being shot at. Two men on the second floor hid in closets in separate bedrooms and escaped injury.
The killers found everybody else in a back bedroom and shot them execution-style or stabbed them, police said.
Among the dead was William Osment, 15, who ran away from home last Thursday and had just talked to his parents on the phone Sunday.
Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton said Osment's parents had hoped the South Forsyth High School student would be coming back home Monday.
Survivors described the killers and the red truck they left in after the slayings, which are especially noteworthy in Forsyth County, where homicide is so rare there wasn't one in 2005.
Three people were dead, four others were injured, including one in critical condition.
Of the 10 people who were inside the dilapidated house when the killing began, just three managed to escape unharmed. The survivors' descriptions led authorities to two suspects.
Jason Samuel McGhee, 26, and Marcin Waldemar Sosniak, 21, were arrested at their homes outside of Cumming.
At the scene before daylight, Paxton called the men "very dangerous."
"It was a very eye-opening experience," the sheriff said. "For this degree of violence or carnage, someone would have to be very coldhearted to carry this out."
A third suspect, Frank A. Ortegon Jr., 23, who lives east of Cumming, turned himself in Monday, saying he was at the house during the shooting but "didn't pull the trigger."
All three are in the Forsyth County Jail, held without bond, each charged with three counts of aggravated assault murder.
Sheriff's Capt. Mark Hoffman called it a "flophouse," a place where people who didn't have a place to go could stay a few days.
The address is 510 Access Road, accessible by a winding dirt and gravel drive from Access Road, which parallels Ga. 400 off Exit 13 south of Cumming. But it also fronts Ronald Reagan Boulevard, which was lined with sheriff's crime scene units and television trucks Monday morning. Paxton said his department's narcotics unit had been to the house in the past.
Word of the triple homicide traveled quickly through the county.
At the jail, calls were coming in from people wondering if some of their relatives might have been involved.
Mid-morning a young man arrived, worried about a friend who lived in the house. He knocked on the door of the sheriff's Special Operations truck. A deputy told him his friend was at Grady. He declined to give his name, but said "this is like my second home here."