Lithonia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Stone Mountain Gas Station Murder

Lithonia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Stone Mountain Gas Station Murder
Nathan Weeks

A Lithonia man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole following his conviction for the murder of a man at a Stone Mountain gas station. Nathan Weeks, 27, was found guilty on May 15 of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony in the death of Isaac Godbolt, 54.

Senior Judge Winston Bethel of the DeKalb County Superior Court delivered the sentence on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on June 20, 2023. DeKalb County Police responded to a call about a shooting at a gas station on the 4700 block of Redan Road. Upon arrival, officers found Godbolt in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Surveillance footage revealed that Weeks arrived at the gas station and mingled with a group near a silver car. Godbolt approached the group in his vehicle and spoke with one individual before moving his car slightly forward. Weeks then approached Godbolt’s car, and as Godbolt attempted to exit his vehicle, Weeks opened fire, shooting him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

Weeks later confessed to the murder in a recorded conversation with his mother. He was arrested in Columbus, GA, with a handgun that ballistic testing confirmed was used in the shooting.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorneys Kara Roberts and Andrew Turner, with support from District Attorney Investigator J.B. Williams and Victim Advocate Kaysha Albritton. The initial investigation was led by DeKalb County Police Department Detective Smith.

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