For some people, winning the lottery is the break of a lifetime. For others, its a tragedy. That was the sad case for Craigory Burch, Jr. who was killed in January of this year after winning almost $500,000 in the Georgia State Lottery. Burch was shot in front of his girlfriend after using some of his lottery money to buy Christmas presents for underprivileged children.
According to a statement by the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office obtained by PEOPLE, police arrested Rosalyn Swain, 22, Earnest Holcomb, 27, and Wayan Jordon, 17, of Fitzgerald, Georgia; Anjavell Johnson, 21, and Dabrentise Overstreet, 19, of Tifton, Georgia; and Keyana Dyous, 24, of Moultrie, Georgia.
The seven are being charged with several misdemeanors and felonies including malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and home invasion.
On the night of the killing, they allegedly entered Burch’s home armed and wearing facemasks. Burch, 20, was at home with his girlfriend and children at the time.
According to his girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, Burch allegedly begged the suspects not to shoot and offered to give them his wallet and bank card.
“When they came in, he said, ‘Don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids,'” Hendricks told WALB.