DA appoints new team to Anthony Hill murder case

March 8, 20172min4780
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DeKalb County District Sherry Boston has assembled a new team of attorneys to prosecute the case against former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen in the Anthony Hill murder case.

Boston’s announcement comes a day ahead of the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of Hill, a former U.S. Air Force veteran, who was in treatment for bipolar disorder.


Hill was naked and unarmed when he was shot to death outside an apartment complex on Chamblee Tucker Road on March 9, 2015. A grand jury indicted Olsen on Jan. 21, 2016 in connection with Hill’s death. Olsen was charged with felony murder (two counts), aggravated assault, violation of oath by public officer (two counts), and making a false statement.


District Attorney Boston said the new prosecution team for the case is comprised of skilled, veteran prosecutors including Chief Assistant District Attorney Pete Johnson, who will serve as lead prosecutor; Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Anna Cross; Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Lance Cross; and Senior Assistant District Attorney Buffy Thomas. Boston introduced the team to the victim’s family during a case briefing this week.


The case is currently on appeal in the Georgia Supreme Court. The case has been docketed and a ruling is pending following attorney briefs. The matter will be scheduled for pre-trial proceedings and, eventually, trial, upon return to the Superior Court of DeKalb County.


Amos King, who heads Justice for Veterans, said a prayer vigil will be held for Hill on Thursday, 5 p.m., outside the DeKalb County Courthouse.


“We’re inviting the public–veterans, friends and others– to come out and show their support for Anthony Hill,” said King.

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