Men charged in connection with Atlanta girl’s death plead not guilty

Crime & Safety

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shows Julian Conley. Two men who have been charged in connection with the 2020 shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta, Conley and Jerrion McKinney, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — Two men who have been charged in connection with the shooting death last year of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta have pleaded not guilty.

Secoriea Turner was killed July 4, 2020, while riding in an SUV with her mother and her mother’s friend.

A grand jury last month indicted Julian Conley and Jerrion McKinney. Conley is charged with malice murder and felony murder in Secoriea’s killing.

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, file photo, Fulton County District Attorney Fanni Willis speaks during a news conference at the Fulton County Courthouse in downtown Atlanta. Two men who have been charged in connection with the 2020 shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta, Julian Conley and Jerrion McKinney, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Both men face aggravated assault, gun and gang-related charges. They each pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the charges against them.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories