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Trial continued in June slaying

Trial continued in June slaying

Trial continued in June slaying

Terrance Ray Griswould


The murder trial of four surviving suspects in the June killing of a Statesboro man was continued to an undetermined date during court hearings Tuesday.

During a status conference, prosecutors told Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed that some of the suspects have changed attorneys.

Antoinette Braddy Riley, 48, of Greenbriar Trail, pleaded not guilty in October in the slaying of her husband, Michael Anthony Riley, 51. He was shot and killed June 30 in his Greenbriar Trail home, and Antoinette Riley was arrested on murder charges July 1.

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Daphne Jarriel said Tuesday that Antoinette Riley is now represented by Valdosta attorney Miles Hannon.

Riley's daughter, Katrina Denise Ledford, 29, of Davisboro, and Terrance Ray Griswould, 28, of Augusta, also entered not-guilty pleas in October. Jarriel said Griswould, who had previously been represented by a public defender, is now represented by attorney C. Scott Connell.

One suspect, Travis Lorenzo Berrian, 29, of Augusta, was killed in late July when he resisted arrest by probation officers in Augusta.

A fourth living suspect, Tarell Momom, 34, who was an inmate in Jackson State Prison when Michael Riley was killed, is also charged with murder. Momom has been in prison since 1996 on charges of kidnapping and other serious crimes, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections website.

Statesboro police have not commented on Momom's suspected involvement in the murder, saying the case remains under investigation.

All four defendants are charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (party to the crime), Jarriel said.

Berrian fired shots July 22 inside the state probation office in Augusta when probation officers tried taking him into custody on murder charges stemming from Riley's death. He shot and wounded a probation officer, and was killed by return fire.

Michael Riley was listed as pastor of New Birth Nondenominational Church on Woodrow Avenue in Statesboro.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

 

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