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2 More Charged in Augusta Murder, Including 15-Year-Old Boy


Two more murder suspects have been charged in last month’s shooting death of an Augusta man on Verdery Street, including a juvenile.

Rodrick Braxton, 15, and Anthony Williams, 20, were charged Wednesday in the Nov. 16 death of Myron Garnett on Verdery and Oak streets.

Shakeichia Jackson, 30, was already charged in the murder, and authorities have obtained a murder warrant against a fourth suspect, 19-year-old Cameron Williams, who has not been arrested.

There are conflicting reports on a motive, but witnesses said Jackson was in a verbal altercation with the victim, who she lived with. A witness told authorities that Garnett had been abusing Jackson.

Also, Jackson reportedly took cocaine from Garnett which caused a disagreement. At some point, the victim’s sister called Garnett’s phone and heard Jackson in the background before the call ended. She called back and Jackson answered.

“If he (Garnett) doesn’t have my money tonight, he is going to die,” Jackson reportedly said. “I don’t care.”

A tipster told authorities that Jackson’s cousins – Anthony and Cameron Williams – were involved in the homicide of Garnett, who died a day after his 32nd birthday.

Braxton is being charged as an adult with murder, but he is being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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