Suspected serial killer indicted

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 6, 2015
Aeman Lovel Presley. Photo provided by Atlanta INtown

Aeman Lovel Presley. Photo provided by Atlanta INtown

A man accused of murdering at least four people has been indicted for two of those murders, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office says.

Aeman Lovel Presley, 34, is accused of murdering Karen Pearce, a hair stylist from Smyrna who was shot in downtown Decatur on Dec. 6, and the murders of three homeless men, Dorian Jenkins, on Nov. 23, Tommy Mims, on Nov. 26, and Calvin Gholston, on Sept. 27.

Presley was indicted for the murders of Pearce and Gholston, the DA’s office said.

The DA’s office said Presley, “Is charged with multiple felony counts including malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault related to the murder of Smyrna hairdresser Karen Pearce. In a separate indictment, Presley faces malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault charges in connection with the death of Gholston, a homeless man residing in the Memorial Drive area.”

The indictment alleges that Presley shot Pearce and stole her wallet. It also alleges that Presley killed Gholston by shooting him in the head and chest.

An arrest warrant obtained by Decatur Police claims that Presley confessed to Pearce’s murder while in custody. The warrant also claims that Presley informed the investigator of the approximate time frame that he could be seen on a security camera arriving and departing from the crime scene. Police looked at the security footage provided by MARTA and checked the records on Presley’s MARTA Breeze Card. Both records matched Presley’s account.

A MARTA police officer arrested Presley on Dec. 11 for unlawfully entering the fare gates at the Georgia State rail station.

Investigators have said Presley meets the definition of a serial killer. Presley was an aspiring actor who attended Stone Mountain High School. Like three of his alleged victims, Presley had also been homeless.

Read more: Here is a copy of the indictment released by the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. 

Aeman Presley Indictment

Correction: An earlier headline on this story contained incorrect information about the location of one of the murders. Calvin Gholston was murdered in Stone Mountain. 

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