DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced Thursday that he plans to seek the death penalty for the man accused of shooting a woman to death at a bus stop.
Christopher Merritt, 18, was indicted last month for killing Marcaysia Dawkins. The 19-year-old victim was murdered Nov. 23, 2014 at the MARTA bus stop on Fairington Road in Lithonia. Investigators said Merritt approached Dawkins and tried to steal her purse. She fought back, prompting Merritt to shoot her twice.