CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - Chief Assistant District Attorney Mike Bankston announced Friday that all the men the state said were connected to a brutal murder attempt are about to serve long prison terms.
The South Georgia Judicial Circuit trial ended Thursday in Mitchell Co. Superior Court.
In 2016, 21-year-old Rashawn McGhee was shot and left for dead in a remote area of Mitchell County, near Baconton, but his attackers returned and shot him again.
Brothers, 18-year-old Issac Jenkins and 17-year-old Keshawn Lenear of Albany were charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and aggravated assault. Investigators said that a third brother, Datialion Jenkins and Myron Lee, previously arrested, were also involved.
Myron Lee was found guilty on all counts and sentenced by Senior Judge Carson Dane Perkins to 60 years, 30 to be served in the state prison system.
Issac Jenkins was also found guilty of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Felony and sentenced to 25 years, 13 to be served.
Keshawn Lenear was found guilty of Robbery and sentenced to 20 years, 10 to be served.
Datialion Jenkins pled guilty in January 2018 to Aggravated Assault and Robbery and was sentenced by Judge Heather Lanier to 20 years, 15 to be served.
"I think they intentionally drove him down into Mitchell County, and the shooting was intentional," said Mitchell Co. Investigator Robert Rumble. Investigators said that it's possible the shooting was gang-related, but they know the motive was a large amount of money.
"I think it was over a debt, that was owed. I'm not sure at this point to whom the debt was owed. But we believe it was over a substantial amount of money," explained Rumble.
McGhee was found by a homeowner who lived nearby. He is now paralyzed from the waist down and will never walk again, said A.D.A. Bankston.