R– USE TO SELL CAR TURNS DEADLY
Friday, May 15, 2015
Victims Ambushed by Acquaintance During Botched
Atlanta- Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announces a conviction by jury trial in the murder case against a man accused of killing an acquaintance during a robbery attempt. Jurors returned guilty verdicts late Thursday against 25-year-old Quinntavish Kennedy on charges of Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery and weapons offenses in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Isiah Archible.
Mr. Archible was gunned down on May 24, 2012 while trying to flee from the defendant. Archible and his brother-in-law, Ronald Woods, had agreed to meet Defendant Kennedy in South Fulton County to purchase a vehicle Kennedy had for sale. When the victims arrived at the location near Old National Highway, the defendant approached the victims’ car and began demanding payment. When the victims asked about seeing the car Defendant Kennedy stated “You know what this is,” indicating he was planning to rob the men. Victim Archible, who was driving, accelerated the vehicle in an attempt to flee. The Defendant then jumped into the backseat of the speeding car and opened fire. Archible was struck in the back of the head. Ronald Woods was struck in the hand. After being shot, Mr. Archible lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Pine Cone Court and Pinetree Trail near Old National Highway. When the car came to a rest, the Defendant fled the scene while the surviving victim ran to get help. Archible was deceased when emergency crews returned to the scene. Defendant Kennedy was later identified in a photographic line-up. He was arrested in South Carolina and extradited to Fulton County.
Defendant Kennedy is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn LaGrua.
Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Demone Lee prosecuted the case with assistance from Senior ADA Michael Sprinkel and DA Investigators David White and Ernest Nesmith. Detective T. Jackson of the Fulton County Police Department led the initial investigation.