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Murder suspect set up ambush

James Jamal Williams James Jamal Williams

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

Colquitt County, GA (WALB) - A Colquitt County teenager is with murdering a Sale City man. Investigators believe a body found Monday afternoon near the suspect's home is that of 27-year-old Joshua Morey.

The victim was likely ambushed in a deadly robbery scheme planned out by a cold blooded killer.

When Joshua Morey drove from Sale City to the house at 512 Edmondson Road, he had no idea he was about to come face to face with his killer.

Capt. Hal Suber of the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office called him "Just an innocent victim."

Only the police tape surrounding this brick home serves as a reminder of a violent crime. A crime that according to investigators was carried out by 19-year-old James Jamal Williams, who lured Morey to his Colquitt County home to sell him a junk car.

"He set up the plan to rob," said Suber. "Called him over there to tell him he had a junk car. When he got over there, he robbed him and killed him."

In an effort to cover up his his crime, Williams called police to report an abandoned truck, the same truck that Josh Morey had been driving.

"Deputies went out there, found the vehicle. They found out who it belonged to and told them to come get it out of the road. They came over there, got the vehicle and then drove back to Mitchell County and reported him missing."

A weekend search of the area turned up no sign of Morey. It wasn't until investigators interviewed Williams a second time that he confessed. A body believed to be that of Joshua Morey was found in the back yard of the home Williams shared with his mother.

"It had been wrapped in a rug, and drug over in the edge of the woods," said Suber.

An innocent victim of senseless crime. A confessed killer now charged with first degree murder.

Detectives say they believe Williams contacted Morey through an ad he had placed in a local shopper to buy scrap metal. The victim's fingerprints have been sent off for positive identification.

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