Gwinnett County

Mistrial declared in murder trial of father, coach killed at Gwinnett County gas station

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of three men accused of murdering a father and coach at a Gwinnett County gas station last year.

Bradley Coleman, 29, died after being attacked at a QT gas station on July 10, 2022.

The Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office told Channel 2 Action News the mistrial was due to a technical issue within the legal proceedings.

In a statement, the District Attorney’s Office stated the following:

“A mistrial has been declared due to a technical issue within the legal proceedings. While the District Attorney’s office was against the granting of the mistrial, it was ultimately granted by the Court, and we respect the decision of the Court. We want to assure the community that our commitment to seeking justice remains unwavering. As soon as the Court’s schedule permits, the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s office will diligently retry this case and ensure that justice is served for the victim and his family.”

The Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office accused Josiah Hughley, David Booker, and Miles Collins of attempting to carjack Coleman when Coleman fought back.

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According to the District Attorney’s Office as Coleman fought back Hughley shot him.

Melvin told jurors last week that the three men are members of the Bloods gang.


On Friday, Coleman’s family stood hand-in-hand at the Gwinnett County Courthouse and spoke exclusively with Channel 2′s Courtney Francisco about how they thought the trial was going so far.

“God has not let us down,” said Coleman’s mother, Venetia Coleman. “He will not fail us. We believe these three individuals that did this to our son is going to pay with their lives in prison for the rest of their miserable lives.”

Monday was the third day of testimony in the trial.

The date for a new trial has not been released.

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