BLACK Man acquitted of murder trial of WM in Athens now faces murder charge in Jefferson of WM age 19

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Man acquitted of murder trial in Athens now faces murder charge in Jefferson​

Wayne Ford
Athens Banner-Herald
Feb 3, 2023
A man who was acquitted of a murder charge in an Athens trial in 2021 has been charged again with murder, but this time in Jefferson where he is accused of killing a teenager last month.
Jefferson police announced Thursday they have charged 27-year-old Willie Tremaine Nickholas Evans with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Evans is charged in the slaying of Joshua Wick, 19, whose body was found Jan. 20 lying on Holders Siding Road.
Jefferson police Chief Joe Wirthman told the press that investigators believe Wick was tossed out of a vehicle on the roadway.

However, police have not said where they believe Wick was slain, how his life was taken, and a motive.

The suspect in Wick’s death was previously charged with murder in Athens. Evans was tried for the June 2019 shooting death of David Lee Burnett, 51, who was shot to death in his University Oaks apartment off West Broad Street.

After his arrest for murdering Burnett, Evans denied the crime, although Athens-Clarke police said Evans was in possession of a firearm that forensic tests showed was used in Burnett’s slaying. Evans told police that he found the gun on the roadside in Oconee County, according to testimony in the 2021 trial.

Evans was living in Winder at the time of the slaying in Jefferson, according to the arrest report. He is currently in the Barrow County Jail.

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Athens man arrested for year-old alleged murder​


Willie Tremain Nickholas Evans

By Joe Johnson

A 24-year-old Athens man was arrested this week for an alleged murder nearly a year ago at a west Athens apartment complex.

Willie Tremaine Nickholas Evans, 24, was booked into the Clarke County Jail Sunday night on murder and other charges related to the June 13, 2019 fatal shooting of 51-year-old David Lee Burnette in the victim’s home at the University Oaks complex off West Broad Street.

Athens-Clarke County police believe that robbery was the motive for the shooting.


David Lee Burnette

Evans, who also resided at University Oaks, was additionally charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the jail’s website.

At the time of the incident, police said officers responded to University Oaks to investigate a report of gunshots.

An investigation determined that immediately after the shooting, Evans fled to Florida, where he was llater arrested on the unrelated charges of illegal possessio of a concealed firearm, resisting arrest with violence, and battery on a police officer, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

According to court records, Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Evans on Nov. 19, an Evans was extradited to Georgia on Sunday.

The suspect was being at the county jail without bail being set.

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It has been almost 2 weeks since Ashley Boyett, Megan Kinev and Allysa Boyett received the most devastating news that their beloved son and brother, Joshua Wick, was found murdered on a secluded road in Jefferson, GA.

While the GBI and local law enforcement have been working tirelessly to bring justice for Josh, the family has been trying to find their footing in this new environment, which of course has been extremely difficult.

Josh was a kind and loving person who was just starting out in life. At 19 years young, he was finally holding down his first career and was in his first serious relationship with Allison. He was taken too soon from a family that loved him dearly and will be missed greatly.

Since finding out about this tragedy, the family has missed work and school to grieve the loss of their beloved Josh and now must work to plan a Celebration of Life to honor his memory. I thought it would be nice to extend this platform to anyone that would like to make donations to help the family for lost days of work and the costs associated with the Celebration of Life.

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and in another MEDIA news report the same victim David Lee Burnett is shown as a BLACK man.
In any case the Negro suspect remains black
and the NEW victim appears to be WHITE for now :)

Black Suspect named after White Hall County teen found dead in Jefferson

Posted 1:55PM on Wednesday 1st February 2023 ( 1 week ago )

Suspect named after Hall County teen found dead in Jefferson​

By Austin Eller News Director

Photo: Barrow County Detention Center
Contact Editor
A Winder man has been identified as the suspect after a Hall County teenager was found dead in Jefferson in January.
According to Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman, Willie Tremaine Nikholas Evans, 27, is charged with the death of Joshua Wick, 19.
Evans was charged with malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Evans remained in the Barrow County Detention Center at the time of this story's publishing.

Update posted Jan. 30, 2023, at 10:20 a.m.:
A suspect has been detained after a Hall County teen was found dead in Jefferson earlier in January.
Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman said the suspect, who was not named, was being held in the Barrow County Detention Center as of the last report.
Wirthman said the investigation is ongoing with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Joshua Wick, 19, of Hall County, was found dead on Jan. 20 at about 4 p.m. in the middle of Holders Siding Road. Authorities are treating the case as a homicide.


THE SAME BLACK KILLER IN BOTH CASES.....????? (Sorry, I have an appointment for lunch
will check back here this afternoon.....


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