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Brothers charged in Crisp Co. double murder

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Corey Dennis (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff) Corey Dennis (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff)
Amin Dennis (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff) Amin Dennis (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff)

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two brother are now charged with killing two men whose bodies were found in a Crisp County cotton field.

We now know both the body in the van and 36-year-old Harold Reese who was found the next day lying in the field were shot. Investigators say it was Harold Reese Jr's SUV that was intentionally set on fire.

Harold Reese had a criminal record, but his family describes him as someone who would always help a friend. Friday they're grateful investigators worked as fast as they did to get the men responsible for Reese's death off the street.

Once Harold Reese's family learned it was his burned SUV in a Crisp County cotton field, they feared the worst. The man who burned in the SUV wasn't Reese, but Reese's body was found the next day about 200 yards away.

"That shows you the Lord is good still, because they found my son, he could have stayed out there longer," said Harold Reese Sr., the victim's father.

They describe the man found in this cotton field as kind, good hearted, someone who would have gone the extra mile for someone, someone who was close with his eight brothers and sisters.

"They're real strong my sister might have cried, but it's good to have somebody to be right there to sooth their minds to tell them to remind them to be," said Reese.

Two brothers are now charged with Reese's murder, 27-year-old Amin Dennis and 26-year-old Corey Dennis. Investigators haven't told the family or us why Reese and a friend were targeted.

"The investigation will continue, we'll look for motive we'll find out what the opportunity was for the killings," said Col. Billy Hancock, Crisp County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy.

It was a violent crime, both men were shot, before the SUV was set on fire. The state fire marshal's office has identified an accelerant, but won't say what it was.

"When you can take these people off the streets that are this violent then you make it a safer community for people to live in," said Hancock.

For the Reese family it's meant closure and in this case they say three families are hurting.

"I'm not bitter although I'm going to miss my son, but I'm not bitter it was just the way he was meant to go," said Reese.

Investigators believe they know the identity of the person inside the van, but are waiting on DNA confirmation before the release that person's name. Both Corey and Amin Dennis remain in the Crisp County Jail.

Friday investigators said the brothers are originally from New Jersey and moved to Crisp County several years ago.


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