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Georgia Man Turns Himself In After Woman He Tied Up, Shot And Left For Dead Dies, Police Say

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Source: Clayton County Jail; UNSPLASH

Jul. 21 2022, Published 3:27 p.m. ET

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A Georgia man is accused of tying up, gagging and shooting two women in one of the victim's apartment, police said.

Around 3 a.m. on July 5, Deborah Griffin told Fox 5 Atlanta she let Kevin Nicholas Barge, 44, into the home of her mother, Carolyn Griffin, 60, at the Arbor Garden Apartments in Clayton County.

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According to police, Barge allegedly bound Carolyn Griffin and another woman, gagged the pair and then shot them and left them for dead.

The second woman managed to free herself and went to a neighbor’s apartment for help.

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Carolyn Griffin was rushed to an area hospital, where she died from her injuries on July 17.

Barge turned himself in to authorities two days later, and he now faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault with the intent to murder, rape or rob; assault with a deadly weapon; and false imprisonment.

“To open your door to someone that you thought you could trust to come in to your home and to torture you the way that this young man did, please God, I know you have all power we just want justice," Deborah Griffin said of the incident involving her mother, who she noted was “a loving person” with a “heart of gold” who “helped everyone around her.”


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