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Three charged with murder of sisters thrown off Georgia bridge

Three men are charged in the murder of half-sisters who were thrown off a bridge in Georgia as authorities reveal they’ve found one of the victim’s vehicle that has been missing since their May killing

  • The Georgia Bureau of Investigations arrested Christopher Pullen, 23, for the felony murder of 19-year-old Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campell, 31
  • They also gave additional charges to 28-year-old Desmond Brown and 36-year-old Devin Watts, who were already arrested in connection to the killing
  • The two women were last seen alive on May 12
  • A work crew discovered their bodies beneath the East Rome Bypass bridge near the bank of the Etowah River the following morning
  • Authorities also found Richardson’s car, a 1997 gold Toyota Corolla with Georgia license plate RTJ6295, in South Fulton
  • All three suspects are being held at the Floyd County Jail

The GBI arrested Christopher Pullen, 23, for the murder of 19-year-old Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campell, 31

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations have charged three men for the May killing of two half-sisters whose bodies were found in a Georgia river in May with bags over their heads. 

In a press release, the GBI announced the arrest of Christopher Pullen, 23, and gave additional charges to 28-year-old Desmond Brown and 36-year-old Devin Watts. 

All three have been charged with felony murder for the deaths of 19-year-old Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campell, 31. 

They are all being held at the Floyd County Jail.  

The two women were last seen alive on May 12. A work crew discovered their bodies beneath the East Rome Bypass bridge near the bank of the Etowah River the following morning. 

Two maintenance workers came across the bodies at around 11am on May 13 while working in the area of the East Rome Bypass bridge and called 911, reportedly telling a dispatcher that the women had plastic bags over their heads and that their clothing was in tatters, reported WSB-TV.

Desmond Brown

Devin Watts

They also gave additional charges to 28-year-old Desmond Brown and 36-year-old Devin Watts, who were already arrested in connection to the killing

Vanita Richardson, 19 (left) and Truvenia Campbell, 31 (right), were found dead beneath an overpass in Rome, Georgia, with bags over their heads

Vanita Richardson, 19 (left) and Truvenia Campbell, 31 (right), were found dead beneath an overpass in Rome, Georgia, with bags over their heads 

Scanner traffic indicated that spent shell casings were found at the scene, but that has not been confirmed by the authorities. 

Authorities also shared in the release that they found Richardson’s car, a 1997 gold Toyota Corolla with Georgia license plate RTJ6295, in South Fulton. 

It is believed that both Richardson and her older half-sister were in the car when they were last seen alive. The car had not been seen since the disappearance of the women.

Richardson, known to her loved ones by the nickname ‘Bug,’ was just days away from graduating high school. Her mother said she aspired to become a photographer.

Authorities also shared in the release that they found Richardson's car, a 1997 gold Toyota Corolla with Georgia license plate RTJ6295, in South Fulton

Authorities also shared in the release that they found Richardson’s car, a 1997 gold Toyota Corolla with Georgia license plate RTJ6295, in South Fulton

Richardson

Campbell

It is believed that both Richardson (left) and her older half-sister were in the car when they were last seen alive

Brown and Watts were arrested in connection to the killing soon after. 

In addition to the murder charges, Brown and Watts are also charged with two counts of malice murder and possession of a firearm.

All three have been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, two counts of abandonment of a dead body, three counts of tampering with evidence, theft by taking and false statement and writings. 

A motive has not been released. 

Two maintenance workers came across the bodies at around 11am on May 13 while working in the area of the East Rome Bypass bridge

Two maintenance workers came across the bodies at around 11am on May 13 while working in the area of the East Rome Bypass bridge



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