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Man Robs ATM Patron, Gets 40 Years in Jail

Derrius Shamar McKinney, a/k/a Barn, was convicted of robbing the Bank of America ATM on South Cobb Drive.

A Marietta man has been convicted of the armed robbery aggravated assault of a 59-year-old man outside of an ATM in Smyrna.

Derrius Shamar McKinney, a/k/a Barn was convicted of the crime, which took place on Sept. 13, 2012 at the Bank of America ATM at 2475 South Cobb Drive shortly before 9 p.m.

DNA found on cigarettes near the victim matched that of Mr. McKinney. The victim was hit in the head with a gun and robbed of $160.

Jurors acquitted Mr. McKinney, 23, of Marietta, of another armed robbery and aggravated assault that occurred at the same ATM a week earlier. None of the victims in either robbery were able to identify the perpetrators because of the night darkness and poor lighting.

Assistant District Attorney Maurice Brown said Mr. McKinney, along with a codefendant, were trying to get something for nothing.

“That goes against the American way,” Brown said. “You can’t expect to deprive hard-working Americans of the fruits of their labor and not suffer the consequences.”

This morning, Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary E. Staley sentenced Mr. McKinney to the state’s recommendation of 40 years.

electric123 April 16, 2014 at 01:24 AM
40 years is quite suitable punishment to make criminal think, and think next time he will rob someone, and sends a message to all potential evil doers out there!
Brian April 16, 2014 at 02:51 AM
Suntoucher: If you've ever been robbed, especially violently, 40 years would seem about right. It's unacceptable. Imagine if you were the victim. Let him work for parole and show he's a changed man. In Cobb, there's no revolving door in prison, which is why we don't have as much crime as Fulton County.
electric123 April 16, 2014 at 05:24 AM
@Octo Slash, maybe not, you are in a Republican conservative county

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