Fulton County

Former lacrosse players accused of planning violent Airbnb home invasion expected to testify

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Two former college lacrosse players accused of planning a violent home invasion are expected to testify against two of their co-defendants who are currently on trial.

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Channel 2′s Michael Seiden was outside the Fulton County Courthouse Tuesday, where he’s been following every development in the case for nearly five years.

Prosecutors said the two women charged in the case are not getting any kind of plea deal, nor are they getting any kind of special treatment. Prosecutors said they will stand trial at a later date.

In the meantime, two of their co-defendants are on trial.


Prosecutors said that in November 2019, defendants Maxx Pritchett, Tyrone Robinson, Lyndsey Kallish and Lauren Riley showed up at an AirBnb in the Reynoldstown neighborhood in southeast Atlanta. Prosecutors said the two women set up the home invasion robbery at a party because they knew the rental was full of cash and drugs.

On Tuesday, jurors saw new video where Kallish and Riley entered the home.

Prosecutors said the women then left the party and waited in the car while Pritchett and Robinson, wearing masks and armed with guns, stormed the house and started to rob and beat the victims.

The defense argues that not one of the victims can identify Robinson as a suspect and that there is no evidence that shows he had any role in the home invasion. Instead, the defense claimed that the focus should be on the women, who were not in the courtroom on Tuesday.

“In one of their lives, they are going to college and they have scholarships and they are playing lacrosse, and in their other lives, they’re criminals. They are getting arrested they are doing drugs,” defense attorney Marsha Mignott said.

Prosecutor Rives Hiles said the case was about “gangs, greed, guns and lust.”

“The defendants made the decision to beat multiple victims as they stormed the house masked and armed,” Hiles said.

Pritchett considers himself a sovereign citizen and claims the court does not have jurisdiction over him. He’s also chosen to represent himself in the case.

Earlier Tuesday, the judge ordered him to leave the court because he wasn’t complying with the judge’s orders. He came back later in the afternoon and asked the judge to refer to him as “the accused.”

Pritchett, the accused gunman in the case, is no stranger to home invasion. He’s one of five people accused in the death of Jose Greer, who died after he jumped from ahis third-floor apartment balcony in 2015 to escape a burglary.

Pritchett pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in the case and served two years in prison and eight years of probation.

He was still on probation when he was arrested in the home invasion.

Why the defense says one defendant shouldn’t be on trial, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.

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