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Relatives indicted in Molotov murder case

Samuel Bryant  (Dougherty Co. Sheriff image) Samuel Bryant (Dougherty Co. Sheriff image)
Shansla Bryant (Dougherty Co. Sheriff) Shansla Bryant (Dougherty Co. Sheriff)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany man, charged with killing the wrong man with a Molotov Cocktail, is indicted for murder. His relative is also indicted for hiding him from law enforcement for nearly two years.

Samuel Bryant was indicted on murder, aggravated assault, and arson charges. Shansla Bryant was indicted for hindering apprehension of a criminal.

Prosecutors say Samuel Bryant on November 1, 2014 threw a Molotov cocktail into an apartment on Clark Avenue, meaning to attack a girlfriend and the man she was with.

But the bomb instead went off in the wrong apartment, killing Cordell Brown.

Prosecutors say Shansla Bryant helped Samuel hide from police for nearly two years.

"The allegations are that Shansla Jackson Bryant harbored him even though he was a known fugitive.  That in and unto itself is a potential one to five year sentence," said Greg Edwards. Dougherty D.A.

Samuel Bryant is being held without bond at the Dougherty County jail, while awaiting trial. Shansla is free on bond.

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