TATTNALL COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — Under heavy security Tuesday morning, an alleged suspect and his accomplice in the shooting death of Glennville resident Bobby Kicklighter in Jan. 2021, were arraigned for his death.

Nathan Weekes and Christopher Sumlin were arraigned before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart in Tattnall County. Both are facing the death penalty in the killing of 88-year-old Kicklighter.

Kicklighter, a victim of mistaken identity, was allegedly shot by Christopher Sumlin who, along with Weekes, is facing the death penalty. Sumlin is alleged to have broken into Kicklighter’s house on the morning of January 30, 2021 and shot the elderly man to death.

Prosecutors allege Sumlin was to kill a corrections officer who once lived on the same street as Kicklighter who was attempting to halt contraband from entering Smith State Prison.

Weekes is alleged to have ordered the killing of the corrections officer from while he was incarcerated.

The arraignment was brief as attorneys for the defense and prosecutors discussed upcoming motions.