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11 indicted on murder charges in 4 separate cases

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Last week was a busy -- and bloody -- one for Gwinnett grand juries.

A total of 11 defendants from four different incidents were indicted on murder charges in Gwinnett Superior Court, all cases with origins in the final few months of 2011. Among those indicted were:

-- Teon-Tae Kang Hill, Dongsoo Park, Dong Ho Shin and Seungwon Lee. All four are accused of brutally attacking and stabbing 32-year-old Kwang Ko to death outside a Duluth Aldi grocery store on Dec. 8.

Hill, Shin and Lee have pointed to Park -- whom Duluth police believe has absconded to Korea -- as Ko's lone attacker, though a cab driver at the scene testified in preliminary hearings that all four were responsible.

Each of the men, ranging in age from 20 to 30, were indicted on counts of murder, felony murder and aggravated assault. Park is only one not in custody.

-- Terrance Lamont Denson, Tyrone LaVaughn Thomas, Donald Bernard Bannister and Ricardo Antonio Linton, accused of engaging in a drug deal that resulted in the Sept. 24 death of 24-year-old Anthony Johnson Jr.

The men are believed to have been on opposite sides of a drug-fueled shootout that occurred at the Villages at Huntcrest townhomes in Lawrenceville. Denson was on the lam for nearly a month before surrendering.

All four have been indicted on counts of murder, as well as various other drug and weapons related charges.

-- James Grady Clark and Mark Anthony Harper, accused of planning an armed robbery that resulted in the death of Norcross convenience store manager Rajib Sarkar on Oct. 2.

Investigators believe Clark pulled the trigger during the robbery that netted about $12,000. Sarkar was shot three times. Harper, who has admitted he was having an affair with Sarkar's wife at the time, is believed to be the mastermind and to have been in New York during the actual crime.

Clark has been indicted on counts of murder, felony murder, armed robbery and other weapons charges. Harper was indicted on felony murder and armed robbery charges.

-- Damien Kinard Reddick, a 19-year-old from Lithonia accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old during a Snellville house party in December.

Police believe the shooting occurred after a fight broke out a crowded house party off Trotters Way Drive. Reddick is accused of firing the shot that killed Cory Johnson. He has been indicted on felony murder and aggravated assault charges.