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Indictments name new suspect connected to Sampleton case

Anthony Lamar English

Anthony Lamar English

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Larnell Sillah, from left, Achiel Morgan and Romaine Stewart

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Larnell Sillah, from left, Achiel Morgan and Romaine Stewart

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Four people -- including a new suspect accused of accepting stolen goods -- were indicted this week in connection with the robbery and murder of 14-year-old Paul Sampleton.

A Gwinnett County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday against Larnell Sillah, 16, Romaine Stewart, 18, and Achiel Morgan, 15, the original three suspects named in the death of Sampleton, found bound and shot to death inside his mother's Grayson townhome on Dec. 19.

Sillah was indicted on murder, felony murder, armed robbery, burglary and false imprisonment charges. Stewart and Morgan were indicted only on armed robbery and burglary charges.

The documents obtained Thursday by the Daily Post also introduced a new alleged player into the still-vague case: Anthony Lamar English.

English was indicted on charges of theft by receiving, false statements and possession of marijuana. The indictment alleges he accepted a stolen iPad 2 and Hewlett-Packard computer, "the property of Paul Sampleton Jr. and (mother) Stephanie Stone," on the day of the murder.

During a Feb. 7 interview with Gwinnett County police, he reportedly told detectives that he "did not receive any electronic items" from Sillah or his uncle, Andrew Murray. Murray has not been charged in the case but has been described as a person of interest.

Jail records show English was booked into the Gwinnett County jail on April 20. Drug charges included in the indictment stemmed from his alleged possession of marijuana during the execution of a warrant the day prior.