Tuesday, August 02, 2022
The University of West Georgia is grieving the death of an 18-year-old freshman and grappling with the notion that a former professor is charged in her death. Richard Sigman, 47, has been arrested and charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for his involvement in the death of Anna Jones, the Carrollton Police Department said. Jones was fatally shot in a parking garage early Saturday morning.
Sigman got into a verbal altercation with another man at an Italian restaurant in Carrollton, according to police. The other man told security that Sigman threatened to shoot him, police said. Security at the restaurant saw Sigman had a weapon and told him to leave. Sigman then left and walked to the parking deck.
"The investigation then indicates Sigman walked into the parking deck and began shooting into a parked vehicle striking the victim. Friends immediately drove her to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased," Carrollton police wrote on Facebook.
"This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carrollton Police Department." Carroll County Jail's online records listed Sigman as "currently booked" as of midday Sunday. No bond amount was listed. It was not clear whether Sigman had legal representation.
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