A Georgia man shot and killed a Macon resident during an armed robbery. Now, he will remain behind bars for decades.
Last week, a Macon Circuit judge sentenced Ryan Purser to life in prison for the shooting death of Fraddian Omar Robinson. Purser pleaded guilty to malice murder and armed robbery.
He was initially charged with an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
According to 13 WMAZ, around 9 p.m. March 27, 2020, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Big Six Farms Road in Fort Valley, Georgia, where a dead man was found by a family member doing a welfare check.
The victim was identified as 38-year-old Robinson.
Upon the discovery, Crawford County authorities requested the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to help investigate the homicide. According to the agency, an autopsy by the medical examiner revealed the victim died due to a gunshot wound.
As a result of further investigations, authorities executed a search warrant for another residence in Crawford County. There, they found numerous items of evidence incriminating the defendant and a 20-year-old accomplice, Cidney Reason, to the murder.
"We are thankful for the work of all law enforcement, but as to this case specifically, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations," the District Attorney’s Office noted in a statement, according to FOX 28 Savannah.
Purser was sentenced to an additional 20 years for the armed robbery charge.