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DeKalb County prosecutor seeks death penalty against suspected serial killer

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DeKalb County prosecutor seeks death penalty against suspected serial killer

Aeman Lovel Presley. Photo provided by Atlanta INtown
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Aeman Lovel Presley. Photo provided by Atlanta INtown

Aeman Lovel Presley. Photo provided by Atlanta INtown

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office has just announced that it will seek the death penalty against Aeman Presley, a man accused of four murders, including one in Decatur.

Detectives have said that Presley’s alleged crimes fit the profile of a serial killer. Presley is accused in the Dec. 6 murder of Smyrna hairdresser Karen Pearce. Presley is also accused of murdering three homeless men: Dorian Jenkins, on Nov. 23, Tommy Mims, on Nov. 26, and Calvin Gholston, on Sept. 27. Gholston was allegedly living around Memorial Drive at the time of his death.

“These are two very senseless acts of violence that ended in the tragic loss of two lives,” District Attorney Robert James said in a press release. “In rare occasions do the egregious actions of an individual and nature of the alleged criminal act rise to the height when I deem it is appropriate and fitting to seek the death penalty.”

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