Updated:COBB COUNTY, Ga. —
A Douglasville man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a killing outside a busy Cobb County mall.
George Tabetando, 29, was shot to death at a bus stop behind Cumberland Mall during Thanksgiving weekend. Police said an argument broke out and a gunman chased Tabetando around a Macy’s parking lot before killing him.
Cobb County police said 28-year-old Rosano Bundel was meeting Tabetando at the mall before he killed him. According to court testimony, Tabetando and an accomplice had schemed Bundel, a drug dealer, out of money. Bundel then arranged the mall meeting to confront him.
Tabetando’s father said his son will be sorely missed, adding he was a father of four, including a baby born five months after the murder.
A DEA agent also testified the agency was investigating Bundel for a plot to bring up to 500 kilos of cocaine into New Orleans from Suriname.
Bundel was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday.