CHRISTOPHER ANTONIO FLORENCE MARCO FERNANDO WATSON
Jury selection is underway in the murder trial against two alleged members of the Sex, Money, Murder gang and their reputed leader for a deadly home invasion in Stone Mountain that claimed the life of a baby.
Kenneth Jackson, Christopher Antonio Florence, and Marco Fernando Watson are charged with Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, and weapons offenses in connection with the murder of 9-month old Kendarious Edwards.
The incident happened on May 10, 2014 at the Lani Farm Road home of the victim’s grandmother. Armed gunmen stormed the home with weapons drawn. The child’s mother, grandmother, and another woman who was visiting the home, ran to a bathroom and hid inside of a bathtub while trying to shield the child. The suspects opened fire, striking the women and the baby multiple times. The victims were transported to the hospital. Baby Kendarious later died as a result of his injuries. The women were wounded, but survived, as did a teen girl who escaped the gunfire by hiding in a closet. She called 911 for assistance.
The case is being tried by the Major Case Unit before DeKalb Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams.