Final 2 Men Convicted Today in Bobby Tillman Murder
Two men were found guilty for their parts in the random killing of 18-year-old Bobby Tillman after a Douglasville house party in November of 2010.
Coleman and Mallory join Tracen Franklin and Emanuel Boykins who have already been convicted for their involvements in the murder of Tillman after a high school party.
Franklin, 20, was given a sentence of life without parole by Douglas County Judge William "Beau" McClain in September of 2012. Franklin will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Under an agreement with the state, Boykins pleaded guilty to killing Tillman and was sentenced to life in prison with the opportunity for parole after 30 years.
Douglas County District Attorney David McDade told the AJC that the two men are scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 4.
“This crime touched this community like no other case ever has. It impacted the community and me,” McDade said to the AJC. “This was the most random, brutal, senseless crime I have ever seen. So this was not just a crime against the family, but the community. Bobby had a bright future, and these thugs took him away from us.”
Tillman attended a Douglasville house party and was randomly attacked by the four boys ultimately convicted of his murder. They reportedly kicked, punched and stomped Tillman to death as he laid on the ground.
Related Douglasville Patch stories:
- Franklin Gets Life Without Parole in Bobby Tillman Murder
- Jury Deadlocked in Sentencing of Franklin over Tillman's Murder
- Franklin Convicted in Tillman Murder
- Tracen Franklin Murder Trial Under Way
- City Council Passes Party Resolution
- Murder Defendants Must Plead Guilty or Face Death Penalty
- AJC Reports DA to Seek Death Penalty in Tillman Murder
- AJC Reports Guilty Plea in Tillman Killing
- No Deal for 3 of 4 Tillman Defendants
- Boykins Pleads Guilty to Tillman Murder
- Death Penalty Sought in Tillman Death
- Bobby Tillman Story (A Mothers Sacrifice) Tribute