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Former pro boxer in Lee Co. faces new felony charges

Yathomas Riley Yathomas Riley
Lisa Riley Lisa Riley
Yathomas Riley faces felony charges related to three separate incidents. Yathomas Riley faces felony charges related to three separate incidents.
Assistant District Attorney Lewis Lamb Assistant District Attorney Lewis Lamb
Assistant district Attorney Lewis Lamb says all three cases will be tried together. Assistant district Attorney Lewis Lamb says all three cases will be tried together.
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

A Lee County grand jury indicted a former pro boxer on felony charges related to three separate incidents.

Yathomas Riley, who has a history of domestic violence, is receiving aggravated assault charges from incidents in May and June, as well as murder charges stemming from Lisa Riley's death on July 10th. 

In May, Riley was arrested for shooting at rafters floating on a river. The charge was initially a misdemeanor gun charge, but they were just upgraded to felony aggravated assault.

Riley's other aggravated assault charges are related to an incident in June at his home where he allegedly placed a gun to his late wife, Lisa's head. After he posted bond following the June incident, things took a devastating turn on July 10th.

Yathomas Riley called 911 and told dispatchers claimed that he walked in on his wife after she committed suicide. Authorities believed that to be untrue and resorted to murder warrants after a week-long investigation.

Following the third incident, Riley was also indicted on felony murder charges, malice murder charges, and cruelty to children.

Assistant district Attorney Lewis Lamb says all three cases will be tried together.

"It's a series of transactions involving him and firearms or a series of events involving him and the use of firearms and that's why we charged it in a single indictment," said Lamb.

It could be a while before Riley is in court for the charges. Lamb does not expect to be prepared for trial by the next court calendar in December.

"It's going to be a relatively lengthy and complicated case to present," said Lamb. "After that we have trial dates in April and June. I would expect it would be somewhere in that time frame."

Florida prosecutors dropped attempted murder charges against Riley in 2012 after his then-girlfriend was shot. Riley had also claimed that that woman shot herself.

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