Three men sentenced to lengthy prison terms
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The Fall court term in Grady County has ended with the convictions of three men, including one who shot a convenience store clerk in Cairo during a 2018 armed robbery. Two other men were convicted on molestation charges in two separate trials.
On Tuesday, a jury convicted Timothy Henderson of Cairo with shooting a clerk at Hud’s One Stop convenience store on Fifth Street Southeast on Jan. 25, 2018. Using a high powered rifle, Henderson shot Arvind Patel in the hand and chest, and although Patel survived he had to undergo intensive medical attention, according to District Attorney Joe Mulholland.
Judge Heather H. Lanier sentenced Henderson to 35 years, 20 to serve in prison, and ordered him to pay $200,000 in restitution for Patel’s medical bills.
Mulholland stated later, “This was a very tough case, but I commend the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, ADA’s (assistant district attorneys) (Chris) Quinn and (Chris) Richardson, victim services’ Charrisse Martin, and the victim for traveling from Illinois to confront the defendant. I also thank the jury for their hard work. Business owners should be able to do their job without fear they may be harmed. We will continue to protect our businesses against these offenders.”
The cases involving molestation took place last week, the first week of the trial term.
In the first trial, Bobby Joeyoung Williams was found guilty on Sept. 18 of rape, incest, child molestation and aggravated sodomy. Judge Kevin Chason sentenced Williams to serve life plus 30 years behind bars.
In the second trial, Jose Alejandro Carillo was found guilty of molestation, and on Sept. 19, Judge Lanier sentenced him to serve 25 years in prison.
Mulholland stated, “This was a very successful week for our office. We were able to put away two sexual predators for what will essentially be the rest of their lives. I pray for the poor victims of these crimes and hopefully knowing their assailants will likely never see the light of day. Law enforcement, the Oak House, and quality juries made our job much easier in these two cases.”