Reports: Accused serial killer invokes the fifth as prosecutors build death penalty case
Aeman Presley, a suspected serial killer accused of murdering four people, had a court hearing DeKalb County on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
According to 11 Alive, Presley invoked his fifth amendment rights and remained silent when he was addressed by Judge Gregory Adams.
Presley is accused of killing Karen Pearce in Decatur on Dec. 6. He is also accused of killing three homeless men: Calvin Gholston, murdered on Sept. 27, Dorian Jenkins, murdered on Nov. 23, and Tommy Mims, murdered on Nov. 26.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Presley will be tried in Gholston’s murder. If convicted, the maximum sentence would be life in prison because there were no other “aggravating circumstances.” But a conviction in Gholston’s case could help prosecutors as they seek the death penalty in Pearce’s case, which involved a robbery attempt, the AJC reported.
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