Five sentenced to prison in 2018 Kennesaw murder

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Sep. 24—Prosecutors announced the conviction and sentencing of five people involved in the 2018 murder of Daniel Perez in Kennesaw. Gustavo Hernandez-Ortiz, ...
Sep. 24—Prosecutors announced the conviction and sentencing of five people involved in the 2018 murder of Daniel Perez in Kennesaw.

Gustavo Hernandez-Ortiz, 18, was accused of shooting and killing Perez in a drug deal and robbery gone wrong in March 2018. On Aug. 27, he was found guilty on charges of murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit a felony, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and a gun charge, the office of Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady Jr. announced.

District Judge C. LaTain Kell sentenced Hernandez-Ortiz to life in prison plus 15 years on Sept. 4. Four other people involved in the incident were also sentenced: Brittani Hernandez, 21; Charlton Kariuki, 24; Maria Mungai, 22; and Devin Thomas, 25.

The DA's office said that on March 23, 2018, Gustavo-Hernandez and the others planned to rob Daniel Perez at a business complex on Blue Springs Road near North Cobb High School. Thomas set up the robbery and was meeting Perez to buy marijuana from him. Surveillance footage from that…
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