A Marietta teenager and a man from South Carolina have been charged with the shooting death of a Powder Springs man in late 2010.
Javin Rashad Andrews, 17, of Marietta, and James Levone Mitchell, 20, of Columbia, S.C., have been charged with one count each of aggravated assault and homicide, Cobb police said in a news release Tuesday.
Andrews has been in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on numerous charges since Jan. 12, and Mitchell is awaiting an extradition hearing in South Carolina, police said.
On Nov. 21, 2010, Ricardo Peter Francois was found slumped over the wheel of the Rayo Taxi van he had been driving in a parking lot at the Lincoln Hills Apartments in East Cobb, police said.
Francois, who was 23 and lived in Powder Springs, had been shot, according to police, who said they received information about the incident last month that led to them obtaining warrants against Andrews and Mitchell.
According to Andrews' booking report with the Cobb Sheriff's Office, he was initially arrested for credit card theft. Andrews later was charged with two counts of burglary and four additional counts of credit card theft before the murder and aggravated assault charges were added this week.
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