DAILYKENN.com -- A judge assigned 17-year-old Jayden Myrick to a rehab center rather than prison.
Apparently the rehab center failed to rehab the black teen.
The teen is accused of fatally wounding a white 34-year-old father and husband.
Had this crime occurred 100 years ago (1918) the accused killer would have murdered by a lynch mob.
From 11alive.com ▼
A robbery victim who was shot and wounded a week ago Sunday, after he attended a wedding in northeast Atlanta, remains in critical condition at Piedmont Hospital.
11Alive is digging to find out why 17-year-old Jayden Myrick, who was arrested and accused of shooting the victim, was out of prison in the first place after pleading guilty to an earlier armed robbery.
We know Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs in that earlier case ordered Myrick into rehab instead of prison. But did the rehab program she ordered the teen to attend ever do its job?
Instead, Myrick is now accused of armed robbery after shooting and critically wounding 34-year-old Christian Broder, a husband, and father of an infant girl.
At the time Broder was attacked, Myrick was supposed to be enrolled in a live-in rehab program for troubled youth called Visions Unlimited. Judge Downs had ordered him to enroll in the program instead of going to prison for the earlier armed robbery.
The judge had high praise for the program and its founder, Gwen Sands. However, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard told 11Alive there is no evidence that Myrick ever enrolled in the program, or that Sands ever reported back to the judge anything about him.
Visions Unlimited has no public profile that 11Alive could find, beyond an outdated Facebook page. There is no website or any published records of any success turning around troubled youth.
Its corporate address is Sands' own condo in Buckhead, and the address listed for its place of business is an apartment complex in Vine City where there was no sign of Visions Unlimited. Public records show the program has not been filing its annual IRS nonprofit reports, and the IRS even revoked its tax exemption in 2015.
From ajc.com ▼
Christian Broder, a 34-year-old father and restaurant general manager, was shot in the stomach outside a wedding reception in Atlanta. Photo: WJLA-TV
Charges upgraded to murder as restaurant manager dies 2 weeks after country club shooting
The general manager of several restaurants in the Washington D.C. area died Friday after being shot nearly two weeks ago at a wedding reception at an Atlanta country club, Atlanta police confirmed.
Christian Broder, 34, was the general manager of Millie’s Spring Valley, a well-known California Baja-style restaurant, and several others. He died at a D.C. hospital Friday after being transferred from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
Jayden Myrick, 17, was arrested July 13 and charged with three counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Those charges were upgraded to murder Monday. He remains in the Fulton County Jail with no bond.
Broder was shot in his stomach during the armed robbery outside the Capital City Country Club on West Brookhaven Drive and Capital City Lane while waiting for an Uber on July 9.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help support Broder and his family. It had raised more than $280,000 as of Monday.
He’s survived by a 9-month-old daughter and his wife, a pre-kindergarten teacher.
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