Clayton County Woman Convicted of Murder After Fatal Argument Over Swim Vest

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Clayton County District Attorney Tasha M. Mosley announced the conviction of Victoria Anderson after a Clayton County jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts in the indictment. The charges included Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Criminal Trespass.

During the trial, evidence was presented that on August 7, 2018, Victoria Anderson went to the home of Maurice Nichols in Riverdale. An argument ensued over a swim vest, during which Nichols entered a vehicle belonging to Anderson to remove it from the driveway. It was during this altercation that Anderson shot and killed Nichols in front of a minor who was seated in the rear of the vehicle.

Assistant District Attorneys Jamal Williams and Cecina Crabtree led the State’s case, with vital contributions from Investigators James Windon and William Bryan, Victim Advocate Kelita Almond, and Legal Assistant Shelby Smith. The trial began on Monday, March 25, 2024, and concluded on Friday, March 29, 2024, after the jury deliberated for two days.

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Shana Rooks Malone presided over the trial and has scheduled sentencing for a later date.

District Attorney Mosley expressed sadness over the loss of life due to gun violence.

“Though I applaud my team on the conviction, I am sadden another life was loss to gun violence. As always, I commend my office work to secure justice on behalf of all Clayton County citizens.”, said Mosley.