Murder suspect dead

By: Lynnsey Gardner Email
By: Lynnsey Gardner Email

March 24, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Murder suspect 21-year-old Willie Casey is dead in a possible suicide at the Richmond Co. jail. Casey and a 12-year-old Augusta boy are accused in a deadly home invasion in Harrisburg last week.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is handling the case. Agent Gary Nicholson says they got the call around lunchtime. Agents are currently at the jail investigating Casey's death.

The discovery came hours after the 12-year-old appeared in court to answer to his charges in the case.

65-year-old Roosevelt Cowins was shot three times late Wednesday night at his home on Fenwick Street. Investigators say Casey and the 12-year-old committed the home invasion in order to collect a debt, then the crime turned into a murder.

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  • by casey family member Location: augusta ga on Apr 4, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    if anyone knew willie casey they knew his medical history he is in a child mind his self just got an 21 year old body please know the facts or ask for his medical history
  • by marie Location: augusta on Mar 25, 2008 at 03:12 PM
    they said this child went home and went straight to sleep....HELLO that should tell you he didnt know what he was doing...he probably didnt know it was that serious...he has no guidence from his family...the only guidence he had was for someone to tell him to do something and he did every chiold will do something if a grown *** man tells him to do it...especially if he may be scared to say no
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    Who ever wrote the second comment, if you paid attention to the facts, you would see that both of the young men to include Willie Casey, fired shots at the victim. Yes he could have been pulled along to a murder. Robbery and MURDER are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT things.He was only 12 yrs old. A child doesn't just think to go and kill another human with out the "encouragement" from another person. i.e., someone who is much older. Next time DON'T BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE!!GET THE FACTS!!!
  • by Annonymous on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:15 AM
    How sad? Old man life gone and a young mans life gone and a younger mans life ruined. I wish people would think about what they are doing before they act upon something that ruins and destroys their life and other peoples life. May god be with both families.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2008 at 07:29 PM
    Know that facts before you start judging a person. The 12yr old is the one who pulled the trigger and he would have killed the victims sister too if Willie didnt knock that gun from his hands. Also that 12yr old who was so called "pulled along" had previously robbed the Circle K and Wendy's! Next time DON'T BE QICK TO JUDGE! Get the facts!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2008 at 03:28 PM
    Willie Casey is a coward and took the easy way out ghe should have done that instead of killing a innicent man and dragging a 12 year old along for the ride.
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