Saturday, December 20, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - An Atlanta teen faces new charges in a September killing at a Norcross hotel, according to an indictment released this week.
A Gwinnett grand jury indicted Casey Jerome Bunting, 17, on charges he shot Robert W. Montgomery, 48, of Ohio on Sept. 17 at the Allaround Suites, an extended stay hotel on Medlock Bridge Road.
Investigators said the teen burst in Montgomery's hotel room, intending to rob him of money and drugs, and accidentally shot him in the neck with a .40 caliber handgun. The victim later died at Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth.
A friend of Montgomery's, who was in the room at the time, recognized Bunting as a former hotel guest who frequented the property, police have said. He wasn't seriously injured in the alleged robbery.
Police found a crack pipe in Montgomery's room but no drugs or money, a Norcross police detective testified at an October hearing.
Bunting turned himself in to police about a week after the shooting.
According to a 16-count indictment handed up Wednesday, Bunting is charged with murder and multiple counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
He remains in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.