Nov 15, 2008

Before that bullet

They used to be neighbors. They knew each other, had close friends in common, and were supposed to be going to the same party.

The two men, both young fathers from the northern end of Clayton County, were connected before the one, Jerome Burgess, drove the car used in the drive-by killing of the other, Dana Varner.

They were connected before that bullet.

Burgess, a 19-year-old, also known as "Oops," is accused of being an accomplice to the Oct. 26 shooting of Varner, a 16-year-old who was standing on a Riverdale sidewalk when he was shot down with an assault rifle fired from a moving vehicle.

According to police, Burgess is a gang member with "an abandoned and malignant heart."

Read the full story @ the Clayton News Daily:
Mother, sister, defend accused killer