ATLANTA - Friday morning prosecutors were expected to lay out their case against murder suspect Jayden Myrick, who's accused of gunning down a man in town for a wedding. However, the case has been reset to September 7.
Myrick, who turns 18 next week, is accused of gunning down Christian Broder last month during a robbery outside the Capital Club Club. Broder, who owns a restaurant in Washington D.C., was in town for a wedding. He and three others were outside the gate of the private club, where the reception took place, waiting for an Uber when the shooting took place.
Atlanta Police said a car pulled up, a gunman got and robbed them. After turning over their items, police said Broder started following the robber as he returned to the car. That's when the fatal shots were fired.
Myrick was arrested less than a week later. Police picked up his alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Torrus Fleetwood just last week. Investigators said the two were cruising around looking for cars to break into and decided to rob Broder's group because they were an easy target.
The case has generated lots of publicity because some wonder why Myrick was on the streets. When he was 14, Myrick was arrested for armed robbery. During his sentencing, Fulton Superior Judge Doris Downs sent him to a private counseling program rather than prison. The District Attorney's office later claimed Myrick wasn't following the rules set by his probation and asked Judge Downs to lock him up. She did but later released him again.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Myrick should never have been freed.