Recent lottery winner killed in home invasion

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The search continues for the suspects who shot and killed a Georgia man during a home invasion. Friends and family say Craigory Burch Jr. was targeted because he recently won more than $400,000 in the lottery.

GBI agents have processed the murder scene in Ben Hill County. The victim’s girlfriend Jasmine Hendricks says a shotgun blew open the door and three masked, armed men ran in. “When they came in, he said, don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. He said please don’t do it in front of my kids and my old lady. Please don’t do that bro. Please don’t. He said I’ll give you my bank card.”

Hendricks says Burch threw his pants to the robbers. She’s sure they were after some of the money he had won.  “Ever since he hit the lottery we kept getting calls, text messages, all that, saying, ‘be careful because people are out for him to rob him.”

Hendricks says the men shot Burch shortly after realizing his wallet wasn’t in those pants. He died instantly. “They took my man from me. They took my son’s daddy from him. Both of my sons.”

“I couldn’t live with myself if I don’t know what happened to my child,” said Leslie Collins, Burch’s mother.

She is begging for justice.

“I love CJ. I just want somebody to know, whoever has any information. Please, please contact the police department. I just beg you please. He didn’t deserve to be gunned down like this in his own home.”


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