Suspect in slaying, robbery is arrested

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A slaying suspect captured Thursday after a double shooting and robbery the night before was released in May from a Georgia prison, authorities said.

Kelvin Steffor Johnson was released from Rogers State Prison in Reidsville after serving 16 months of a three-year sentence on a second-degree forgery conviction, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records.

He is being held without bond at the Richmond County Jail, accused of fatally shooting a Hephzibah woman, wounding her husband and robbing them.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Mr. Johnson, 24, about 7:30 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 2300 block of Boykin Road, Richmond County Sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew said. He is charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police believe Mr. Johnson fatally shot Martha Greene shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday at her home in the 2200 block of Plantation Road, Lt. Scott Peebles said in an e-mail.

Her husband, Tilman Coley "T.C." Greene, was shot in the mouth and was recovering at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, Maj. Ken Autry said.

Police said Mr. Johnson rode up to the Greene home on a bicycle and had a short conversation with Mr. Greene before pulling out a handgun. A struggle began, during which Mr. Greene was shot in the face. He pretended to be dead, Lt. Peebles said.

Mr. Johnson then shot Mrs. Greene at least once.

The shooter got away with a big-screen television and the couple's white 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck.

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fht610 08/28/09 - 09:08 am
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That family need to file a

That family need to file a multi-million Dollar lawsuit against the State of Georgia and each and every member of the Parole Board that turned this [filtered word]loose on society. If the people on the parole boards who let these animals loose before they even serve HALF their sentence were held accountable for the actions of these "rehabilitated" darlings, there would be a huge and immediate decrease in crime...

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