Man set to go to trial in 2016 Sylvester death

Worth Co. Murder Trial Monday

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - A Sylvester man will go to trial Monday in connection to the 2016 killing of Dontavious Rutland.

Eric Brown was one of three men charged in this case.

Investigators told WALB in 2016 Rutland was shot and killed when three men tried to force their way into his home on Covey Street.

The Worth County Superior Court Clerk’s Office said Brown is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, home invasion and conspiracy to commit a crime.

One of his co-defendants, Javiel Toomer, pleaded guilty to felony murder and a couple other charges in the case in 2018.

The third suspect, Nelson Hamilton II, is still awaiting trial.

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