COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A second person has pleaded guilty in the murder of a Smyrna hair dresser who went disappared on his birthday in 2016.
Police said 35-year-old Howard Sewell was shot to death on May 30, 2016 after being lured to an appartment to be robbed. His body was then dumped behind an auto shop in Paulding County.
Tuesday, police say 23-year-old Omar Rasheed Savior from Smyrna pleaded guilty to malice and felony murder in the case of Sewell's death. The judge sentenced him to life in prison.
“This was a particularly senseless and callous crime perpetrated out of greed,” Chief Assistant District Attorney Jesse Evans said. “Thanks to the hard work and partnership we had with law enforcement, we were all very pleased to be able to hold Sewell’s killers accountable, and his grieving family was extremely grateful.”
Savior is the second person to plead guilty in the crime. Last April, 22-year-old Stockbridge resident Thadeshia Bettyann Clark pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison as well.
There are still charges pending against three other people who police say were involved in concealing Sewell's death.