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Athens jury acquits 'counterfeit money' murder defendant

Updated: May 2, 2023


Christopher Tyrone Rollins

By Joe Johnson

An Athens-Clarke County jury recently acquitted a man of murder charges concerning a fatal shooting that allegedly occurred during a dispute over counterfeit money.

Following a four-day Superior Court trial, 32-year-old Christpher Tyrone Rollins was found by the jury on April 27 to be not guilty of malice and felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Judge Lisa Lott granted a defense motion for a directed verdict of not guilty on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Court records indicate that Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez was lead prosecutor.

Quamiek Malik Aziz

Authorities had alleged that Rollins fatally shot 27-year-old Quamiek Malik Aziz on Dec. 29, 2020 at the Rolling Ridge apartment complex off Kathwood Drive during an altercation about Rollins’ use of a counterfeit $100 bill.

Another victim, Deundre Moses, was injured by gunfire during the incident.

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Eroh Eroh
Eroh Eroh
03 de mai. de 2023

Well in my opinion this is really horrible. I don't get it when people want to acquire money illegally/. Especially considering that there are a lot of ways to do this legally. If you can't acquire good job or don't have qualification there is still a way to acquire money. Like one can simply play mostbet uz there also may be a chance to win money. Overall in my opinion it is still bad when people are about to do everything for money. Not good

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Ed Magruder
Ed Magruder
02 de mai. de 2023

It would be nice to know more facts. Looking on this site a previous article gives a disturbing timeline


12/29/2020 Shooting occurs

1/6/2021 He was taken into custody according to CCN dated 12/8/2021

1/22/2021 Was Charged according to an article in ABH

12/7/2021 Was Indicted according to CCN article dated 12/8/2021 .


Also from the January 8th 2021 article on here

He was indicted after the defendant’s public defender filed a motion to dismiss charges or reduce bond amounts due to the District Attorney’s Office failure to abide by a Superior Court rule that requires the judicial circuit’s chief judge to be notified when an alleged offender is in custody for more than 45 days without being indicted.


The indictment…


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Our Governor Brian Kemp needs to stop taking a blind eye to this county & have this munchkin idiot entertainment lawyer DA out of office immediately. She is causing harm to law abiding citizens by letting these dangerous criminals free to offend again. That makes Gonzales a menace to our society & every child from all of Georgia going to UGA in danger. Why won't anyone do anything? Why won't she resign & leave? No body wants her here, NOBODY!

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BS Detector
BS Detector
02 de mai. de 2023

Court records indicate that Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez was lead prosecutor. That's all we need to know !!!

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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
02 de mai. de 2023

We need more! More facts. How can a murder that includes an eyewitness go unpunished? Can somebody please ask a juror what made them find this guy innocent? This is not the first time we've had a jury aquit a murder suspect. Where are the mistakes being made? Of course we all blame the DA, but tell us more!!

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