FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. — Two women found dead after their bodies were thrown off a bridge in Floyd County last year were killed because a man believed they had stolen his wallet, police said.
Half-sisters Vanita Richardson, 18, and Truvenia Cambell, 30, were found shot to death under a bridge in Rome, Georgia in May 2020. Both women had bags tied over their heads when they were found, according to reports.
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Richardson’s car was later found burned in South Fulton County.
Devon Watts, 36, Christopher Pullen, 23, and Desmond Brown, 28, were arrested in Georgia last year on murder charges.
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Police said men believed the women had stolen Brown’s wallet at a house party in Alabama. The men lured Richardson and Campbell to Brown’s car and confronted them during a ride back to Rome.
At one point, the women were ordered out of the car, where Brown searched them at gunpoint, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Campbell fought back and was shot. Richardson was also shot.
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Police said that Brown’s mother later found his wallet behind a television in his home.
On Friday, Watts and Pullen, who are from Rome, were transported to a jail in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Brown is in the Fulton County jail awaiting extradition.
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