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Suspect apprehended and charged in murder of Vernon Forrest

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The Vernon Forrest murder case may soon be solved in Atlanta. 20-year old Demario Ware turned himself in to authorities.
The Vernon Forrest murder case may soon be solved in Atlanta. 20-year old Demario Ware turned himself in to authorities.

A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of former welterweight champion Vernon Forrest:

As his grandmother sat nearby weeping, a 20-year-old man charged with killing ex-boxing champion Vernon Forrest had his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

Demario Ware, who turned himself in to authorities Tuesday night, is charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

He appeared at a jailhouse hearing in front of Fulton County Magistrate Sylvia McCoy, who read him the charges. Wearing a navy blue jail jumpsuit and handcuffs, Ware said nothing other than "yes, ma'am" and kept his eyes on the floor. He is being held without bond.

Ware's grandmother, Rose Thomas, sat in the courtroom crying.

"He wasn't raised up to do the thing he done," she said after the hearing. "I'm sorry to the gentleman that got killed and his family. I know if I'm hurting like I am, then I know they're hurting."

Well, if that doesn't raise some feelings in you, I don't know what will.

I know police in Atlanta suspected before this that there was more than one shooter, but we'll see if anything more comes of the case. Ware turning himself in is probably quite the unexpected turn of events for the APD and everyone else. There is likely more to come with this case, or at least I'd guess there will be.