Guilty verdict for man who killed Rockdale teacher

September 20, 20161min1450
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A DeKalb County jury has found Antione Hood, 31, guilty in the shooting death of his fiance, Candace McGriff, a physical education teacher in Rockdale County.

Hood was convicted Monday of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Hood called 9-1-1 on Feb. 17,  2015 to report that McGriff fatally shot herself. Hood told police that McGriff shot herself because “he was attempting to leave her and she did not want him to leave,” according to the report.

A Medical Examiner’s forensic investigator testified during the trial, that evidence showed that McGriff did not fire the fatal gunshot.

McGriff was a teacher at C.J. Hicks Elementary School in Conyers. She was employed at the school for four years.

Hood is now awaiting sentencing.

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