Five indicted on murder charges in Ga. deputy death


Five people were indicted on murder charges today in the killing of a Bibb County deputy, and authorities are seeking the death penalty against two of them.

Deputy Joseph Whitehead, 36, was shot March 23 inside a house on Atherton Street, off Montpelier Avenue in west Macon, authorities said. He died about half an hour later at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

District Attorney Howard Simms said he will seek the death penalty against Antron Dawayne Fair, 21, and Damon Antwon Jolly, 20, who are accused of firing shots at Whitehead.

Also indicted on murder charges in the case are Cynthia Greene, 20, Thomas Mason Porter Jr., 22, and Hassan Shirell Harclerode, 26, police said. Harclerode was not at the home at the time of the shooting, but he was charged because as the home's renter, he was responsible for activities there, authorities said.

*For more on this story, read Wednesday's Telegraph.*

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