NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A judge refused to grant bond to a man accused of shooting and killing a single mother of four he had offered to help over the weekend.
Othniel Inniss, 58, was arrested at the scene of the shooting Saturday. Inniss has been charged with murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Police told Channel 2 Action News they received a 911 call around 11:40 a.m. Saturday about a possible shooting at the Wells Fargo bank off Main Street.
Channel 2's Michael Seiden was at the scene on Saturday, where police said they found a woman shot in the parking lot. The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died.
Inniss waived his first appearance before a judge Tuesday, where he would have been presented with the charges against him.
The victim, Tynesha Evans, of Alpharetta, leaves behind four children. They said the man is afraid to face them.
"He’s a coward. He’s a big wimp," one of Evans' daughters, Shakemia Turner, said. "You gotta get what you deserve. You’re gonna have to see us. You have to face what you did."
After hearing the family's heartbreaking story, movie mogul Tyler Perry stepped in to help, offering to pay their rent after the family received an eviction notice.
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Evans' children told Channel 2's Kristen Holloway that they want the suspect to face the truth, and that they want justice.
"Why did you hate my mom so much that you wanted to take her life, take her from us, take her from her children?" another of Evans' daughters, Sharadiant Turner, said.
The family also said Inniss’ parents were in the waiting room with them.
"They showed no remorse. They didn’t care that their son took our mother," Evans' son Shawn Turner said.
As a single mother of four, Evans always made sure to lead by example, her children said.
Her three daughters told Seiden how their mother was an accomplished author and also worked a full-time job in the health care industry but said she had recently fallen on hard times. They said Inniss initially offered to help; instead, police said, he shot and killed her.
Inniss’ next court appearance is April 2.
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