Georgia woman convicted of trying to murder man who sexually abused her daughter – La Opinion

Georgia woman convicted of trying to murder man who sexually abused her daughter – La Opinion



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Authorities reported that A Georgia woman accused of trying to kill her daughter’s alleged sexual abuser was found guilty of murder and other charges. after another person was shot and killed during the incident.

Danyale Harris, 42, was found guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

On March 31, 2020, Harris allegedly discovered a video of her daughter, who was 12 years old at the time, engaged in a sexual act with a man later identified as Antonio Harley, 22, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

The next day, around 3:30 a.m., Harris shared the information about her daughter with a police officer with the DeKalb County Special Victims Unit, according to investigators.

The officer told Harris that detectives would contact her and warned her not to let her anger get the better of her and not to try to get revenge.

However, a few hours later, Harris led a large group of people, several of them armed, to an apartment complex near the intersection of Wesley Chapel Road and Snapfinger Road to confront Harley about the alleged sexual abuse of her daughter. .

Around 1:00 p.m., Harris told her daughter to point out which apartment Harley lived in. The woman then knocked on the front door with the rest of her group behind her.

Harley didn’t answer the door, but instead walked around the side of the apartment building to see who was there. Harris and the rest of the group noticed the man and began chasing him, but he managed to return to his apartment through the back door.

Right after the sexual abuse suspect closed the door, one person from the group outside fired his gun, hitting Harley in the chest. The man’s brother, who was inside the apartment, responded while trying to protect himself and five of his younger siblings.

Juan Newkirk, 19, who was part of the group Harris brought to the apartment, was shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire.

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Asha F. Jackson, who presided over the trial, sentenced Harris to life in prison with the possibility of parole, plus five years.

Two other people involved in the incident were also charged.

Harley, who survived his injuries, was later charged with statutory rape, child abuse and sexual exploitation of children. His case is still pending.

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