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Smyrna Man Faces Murder Charge After Cobb Man Dies

Trinity Hardnett, who was shot last month at a Marietta apartment complex, died on Saturday as a result of injuries suffered in the shooting.

Laronte Jamal Nelms. Courtesy Cobb County jail
Laronte Jamal Nelms. Courtesy Cobb County jail
A Smyrna man now faces a charge of murder after the Marietta man he is accused of shooting died over the weekend.

According to Cobb Police Officer Mike Bowman, 35-year-old Trinity Hardnett was wounded during a May 21 shooting at the Edinborough Apartments in Marietta. He was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital after the shooting, but died on Saturday, June 21, as a result of injuries suffered.

Laronte Jamal Nelms, 22, was arrested May 27 on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. He has remained in the Cobb County jail since, and now faces an upgraded charge of murder, according to Bowman.

Anyone with information about this case should call Cobb police detectives at 770-499-3945.


electric123 June 24, 2014 at 05:35 AM
Stupid ass thugs, throws his life away instead of doing evil!
erie June 24, 2014 at 05:47 AM
Just trying to picture the moment he was told the guy died.
Lone Stranger June 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Another public school grad. What a joke. Now we have to feed this loser for the rest of his life.

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