Monday, March 8, 2010

DV Murder in Atlanta

The AJC reports that a man killed his girlfriend on Saturday in Midtown.

Saturday, a Fulton County judge denied bond to Damian Brown, 28, charged him with murdering his girlfriend Yolanda Johnson Thursday afternoon in her Midtown apartment. He is facing four charges including Felony murder, murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of felony.

Brown was picked up Friday afternoon in College Park, said Atlanta Police spokesman Eric Schwartz. Detectives interviewed him through much of the evening, finally charging him with the single mother of four's murder. He was transported to the Fulton County Jail late Friday.

Johnson, 35, was stabbed multiple times at the Centennial Place Apartments near Georgia Tech. She was found partially clothed on the bathroom floor by her eldest son.

"We have not ruled out the possibility the attack was domestic in nature," Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows said Thursday.

According to investigators, Johnson had a visitor at about 2 p.m. Thursday. There was no indication of forced entry, but there were signs of a struggle in the kitchen and bathroom, Meadows said.

"My grandchildren found their mother dead," said Johnson's mother, Barbara Moon.

DFCS has taken custody of Johnson's four children but will interview their grandmother, Moon, who said she wants the kids to live with her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnson's children and the remainder of her family.

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