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Authorities search for Alberto Lemus' killers

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Brooks County, GA (WALB) - Two men are in jail for the home invasion murder of a Brooks County man but deputies still don't have the killer.

Deputies say they know who the trigger man is and they are looking for him and a fourth accomplice in the case.

29-year-old Cornell Stephens and 24-year-old Lamar Jones, both of Brooks County, have been arrested and charged in 62-year-old Alberto Lemus' murder.

"The two that's incarcerated are charged with murder party to the crime," said Brooks County Sheriff Mike Dewey. "They were not the ones that actually pulled the trigger."

The Sheriff says they took cash from the dairy worker. Hispanic workers are once again the targets in this home invasion. Authorities say this case is unrelated to the ones occurring in Lowndes County and Valdosta.

The Sheriff says usually the people that commit the robberies know the person.

"Most of the time it's not random," said Sheriff Dewey. "Most of the time they know there's money or drugs in the residence. That what home invasions are for, drugs or money."

Late Saturday night after Lemus' roommate was hit on the head with a gun, he was able to go over to the neighbor's house to get help. Lemus was found shot Authorities found shot to death on the bathroom floor.

Authorities are looking for Michael and Derek Styles who are both in their mid-20s. Stephens and Jones have been charged with murder party to the crime and more charges could be pending.  

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