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Man indicted in triple homicide at Georgia golf course


The aspiring rapper accused of killing three people at a Cobb County golf course has been indicted on 15 criminal counts, according to the district attorney’s office.

Bryan Anthony Rhoden was arrested July 8 in Dekalb County and charged with murder in the deaths at Pinetree Country Club, near Kennesaw. Rhoden, 23, of Atlanta, was charged with three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping, according to Cobb police.

On Thursday, a Cobb grand jury indicted Rhoden on three counts of malice murder, five counts of felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping with bodily injury, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and tampering with evidence, the indictment states.

Pinetree’s director of golf Gene Siller, 46, had gone to the course’s 10th hole on July 3 to find out why a Dodge Ram pickup truck was parked above a sand trap, said golfers who were there that day. Police say he “happened upon a crime” involving Rhoden and the two other victims who had been bound and gagged with tape before being placed in the bed of the white pickup.

The vehicle was registered to one of the victims, Paul Pierson, 76, of Topeka, Kansas, whose body was discovered alongside 46-year-old Henry Valdez of Anaheim, California.

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