Lithonia Man Convicted of Murder at Stone Mountain Gas Station

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DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announced a significant development in a homicide case today. Nathan Weeks, 27, from Lithonia, was found guilty by a jury for the murder of Isaac Godbolt, 54, at a Stone Mountain gas station on June 20, 2023. Weeks was convicted on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

The incident unfolded when DeKalb County Police responded to a report of a shooting at a gas station on Redan Road. Upon arrival, they discovered Godbolt in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Despite efforts by paramedics, Godbolt passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Surveillance footage played a crucial role in the investigation, showing Weeks interacting with a group near a silver car at the gas station. When Godbolt approached and engaged with one of the individuals, Weeks opened fire on him before fleeing the scene.

Weeks’ confession to his mother and the recovery of a handgun matching the ballistic evidence further solidified the case against him. He was apprehended in Columbus, GA, and now awaits sentencing, to be determined in the coming weeks by Senior Judge Winston Bethel of the DeKalb County Superior Court.

The prosecution team, led by Senior Assistant District Attorney Kara Roberts and supported by Senior Assistant District Attorney Andrew Turner, District Attorney Investigator J.B. Williams, and Victim Advocate Kaysha Albritton, handled the case assigned to the Homicide and Gangs Unit. DeKalb County Police Department Det. Smith spearheaded the initial investigation.

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