College of West Georgia Professor Charged With Homicide Of Incoming Freshman

A former professor on the College of West Georgia has been accused of fatally capturing…

A former professor on the College of West Georgia has been accused of fatally capturing an incoming freshman.

Richard Sigman, 47, was arrested and charged with homicide shortly after Anna Jones, 18, died in a capturing Saturday at a parking deck, the Carrollton Police Division mentioned in a press release on Fb. Sigman was additionally charged with three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm throughout the fee of crime, police mentioned.

Jones deliberate to start out the College of West Georgia this fall, a college spokesperson instructed NBC Information.

{The teenager} had just lately graduated from Mount Zion Excessive Faculty in Jonesboro, the college mentioned in a press release on social media.

“Anna liked this faculty and this group and he or she will probably be missed dearly by many,” the assertion mentioned alongside a hyperlink to a GoFundMe web page set as much as assist cowl funeral prices.

Officers responded at 12:27 a.m. on Saturday to a name concerning the capturing. Previous to that, police say Sigman bought right into a verbal altercation with one other man at a well-liked pizzeria known as Leopoldo’s. The person instructed safety guards that Sigman threatened to shoot him. Safety then approached Sigman, noticed that he had a weapon and requested him to depart. Sigman left and headed towards a close-by parking deck, the place he started capturing at a parked automotive and struck Jones, who was in a car with two of her associates. Jones’ associates drove her to a hospital, the place she was pronounced useless.

A spokesperson from the Carrollton Police Division instructed Individuals that Jones didn’t know Sigman “in any respect.”

Sigman was fired from his place on the college following the capturing, in accordance with a press release obtained by Individuals from the College of West Georgia. NBC Information studies that the college is is helping police with the investigation.

“On behalf of the college, we want to convey our deepest condolences to Anna’s household and plenty of associates,” College of West Georgia president Brendan Kelly instructed NBC in a press release. “We all know this information is troublesome to course of and impacts many members of our college group.”

The GoFundMe web page arrange for Jones’ funeral bills described the teenager as “a ravishing, candy soul.”

“This was a devastating and mindless crime that left a whole lot of hearts damaged, a group mourning, and a household grieving,” the outline on the web page reads.

Sigman appeared in courtroom Monday afternoon and was denied bond, police instructed NBC. He stays at Carroll County Jail, and his subsequent courtroom date is ready for Sept. 2.

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