Augusta 13-Year-Old Charged with Murder After Convenience Store Owner’s Death

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In Augusta, Georgia, a tragic incident has led to the charging of a 13-year-old boy with murder after a local convenience store owner passed away from injuries sustained during a robbery attempt.

The incident occurred at Get It to Go II on Deans Bridge Road around 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Antonio Cyrail Williams along with two females attempted to steal a 12-pack of beer from the store. When confronted by the owner, Chong Chon, 74, Williams allegedly pushed her, causing her to fall and hit her head.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Chon was rushed to the hospital following the incident. Tragically, she succumbed to her injuries on February 20, 2024.

Law enforcement took action on Friday, charging Williams with murder while in the commission of a felony, with aggravated battery being the primary felony in question.

According to Georgia law, juveniles can be charged as adults under certain circumstances, including when accused of serious offenses such as murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, or aggravated child molestation.