Thursday, January 31, 2013
Jurors took less than two hours to find Nkosi Thandiwe guilty in the shooting of three women in Midtown.
UPDATE: 5:17 pm Nkosi Thandiwe has been sentenced to life without parole. There was no rejoicing or tears visible when the verdict was announced in the courtroom, just a general sense of sadness. UPDATE: 4:30 pm Brian Watts, the husband of the woman who died in the shooting spree, testified during Thursday afternoon's sentencing hearing that he lost his soulmate the day his wife was killed. "I'm truly lost," he said. "I realize that the worst day of my life has passed, but I also realize the best days of my life are passed." Other members of the Watts family asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence of life without parole. "We lost a part of our heart, we will never be the same," said her grandmother, Rita Anderson. xxxxx Jurors …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The former security guard took the stand Wednesday and said he was upset at the way white people treat black people. He said his mind was blank as he fired the shots.
Nkosi Thandiwe, the former security guard on trial for the 2011 Midtown shooting that killed one woman and left another paralyzed, took the stand in his own defense Wednesday and confessed to the shooting. WGCL-TV reported that on Day 2 of the trail Thandiwe testified that he snapped and was upset about the way white people treated black people. The news station’s reporter, Tony McNary, was at the Fulton County Courthouse and tweeted Wednesday, “Man on trial for Midtown murder and shooting two other women said his spiritual views about the world and how whites treated blacks changed during his last 2yrs in college.” Thandiwe had pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges connected to the July 2011 shooting spree at the Proscenium …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Nkosi Thandiwe is charged with killing one woman and paralyzing another in the July 2011 shooting in a Midtown parking garage.
Jury selection is underway in the trial of the security guard accused of the July 2011 Midtown shooting spree that killed one woman and left another paralyzed. Patch was in Judge Kelly A. Lee’s Fulton County Superior Courtroom Monday morning as defense lawyers for Nkosi Thandiwe and Fulton Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski questioned 60 potential jurors. During the lunch recess, attorneys involved declined to comment as the selection process was to continue throughout the afternoon. In November 2011, Thandiwe pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges connected to the July 15, 2011 triple shooting spree at the Proscenium building that left Roswell's Brittney Watts dead and Lauren Garcia paralyzed. Tiffany Ferenczy was also …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A bond hearing for Nkosi Thandiwe, 22, is set for Sept. 26, according to Zone 5 Community Prosecutor Sharla Jackson. Thandiwe is charged in the triple shooting that killed one woman and injured two others at a Midtown parking garage in July
Friday, July 22, 2011
Nkosi Thandiwe, who worked as a security guard, is charged in the triple shooting that killed Decatur resident Brittney Watts and injured two others.
The security guard accused of killing Decatur resident Brittney Watts and shooting two others in Midtown last week, is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, according to his lawyer. The attorney, Ricky Richardson, told Patch Thursday that the evaluation of suspect Nkosi Thandiwe, 22, is likely to force the postponement of a scheduled appearance by his client in Fulton County Magistrate Court on July 29. “I think the case will be continued until there is a medical evaluation that is appropriate in this case,” Richardson said. “And pending the medical professionals’ findings, we will proceed to our next step.” Thandiwe is charged with murder in the shooting of Brittany Watts, 26, of Decatur, in the Proscenium building's parking deck on July …