Seven Arrested in Connection with Killing of Georgia Lottery Winner
Craigory Burch, 20, was killed in January after winning the jackpot in November
Seven people have been arrested in connection with the death of Craigory Burch Jr., the Georgia lottery winner who was killed in January after winning the jackpot last November, PEOPLE confirms.
According to a statement by the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office obtained by PEOPLE, police arrested Rosalyn Swain, 22, Earnest Holcomb, 27, and Wayan Jordon, 17, of Fitzgerald, Georgia; Anjavell Johnson, 21, and Dabrentise Overstreet, 19, of Tifton, Georgia; and Keyana Dyous, 24, of Moultrie, Georgia.
The seven are being charged with several misdemeanors and felonies including malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and home invasion.
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On the night of the killing, they allegedly entered Burch’s home armed and wearing facemasks. Burch, 20, was at home with his girlfriend and children at the time.
According to his girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, Burch allegedly begged the suspects not to shoot and offered to give them his wallet and bank card.
“When they came in, he said, ‘Don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids,'” Hendricks told WALB.
Authorities believe the killing was in connection to Burch’s recent lottery winnings.
After winning the $434,272 jackpot in November, Burch helped buy Christmas presents for people in need, Bishop tells PEOPLE.
Information regarding the attorney or attorneys of the accused was not immediately available.