A man charged in a June 2013 “hit style” murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.
Tarrell Momom, 34, was an inmate in Dooly State Prison in Unadilla when Michael Anthony Riley, 51, was shot and killed June 30 at his Greenbriar Trail home in Statesboro.
Others charged in the murder are Terrance Ray Griswould, 28, of Augusta, and Travis Lorenzo Berrian, 29, of Augusta. Berrian was shot and killed after he shot and wounded a probation officer as probation officers tried to arrest him in Augusta in July 2013.
Riley’s wife, Antoinette Braddy Riley, 48, of Greenbriar Trail and her daughter, Katrina Denise Ledford, 29, of Davisboro, recently pleaded guilty to murder charges.
During a hearing last month, Daphne Jarriel Totten, an assistant district attorney with the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, said Ledford and Antoinette Riley arranged with Momom to have the “hit style” murder take place in the Riley home.
Ledford, who was working as a prison guard when she met Momom at Washington State Prison, was involved in a relationship with him, Totten said. The taboo relationship led to Ledford being fired and Momom being transferred to Dooly State Prison, where Ledford continued to visit Momom.
Momom will face a judge for a pretrial conference and motion hearings Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. in the Bulloch County Judicial Annex, according to information from the Bulloch County Clerk’s Office.
Griswould is also slated for court appearances Aug. 25, according to clerk’s office records.
Momom has been in prison since 1996 on charges of kidnapping and other serious crimes, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections website.
He was convicted in August 1996 regarding a July 1995 incident in Newton County. He was convicted on several charges of terroristic threats and acts, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, as well as charges of cruelty to children, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
He is currently serving a 20-year sentence for those convictions.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.