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Georgia Police: Teen accused in the shooting death of grandfather and covering up murder with help from friends

January 11, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia Police: Teen accused in the shooting death of grandfather and covering up murder with help from friends

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Georgia Police officials say a teen shot and killed her grandfather, discarded his body in a pond, and then tried to cover up his death with the help of her two friends.

On Wednesday, 19-year-old Savanna Marie Jennings was charged with murder along with her friend William David Peterson, 19, for the slaying of her 86-year-old grandfather, Otha Perrin.

A third suspect, identified as Dakota Scott Street, 18, was also taken into custody and charged in connection with the purported cover-up, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Perrin’s remains were found Monday on private land in Elbert County.

Savanna Marie Jennings (from left), Dakota Scott Street, William David Peterson

The body was discovered in a pond, not far from the .22-caliber firearm that was used to murder him.

Jennings had tried her best to cover up her grandfather’s slaying — and even went so far to report him missing.

However, her plans were ruined by another relative who went to the local sheriff’s office and told detectives that “something isn’t right” about Jennings’ story.

The teen eventually broke down and admitted to shooting Perrin — saying she received help from Peterson.

They have each been charged with murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death, while Street is only facing a charge of concealing the death.

Jennings and Peterson were both denied bond, and Street’s was set at $25,000.

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