A Cobb County grand jury has indicted four teenagers for severely beating a Mableton man in the middle of a local highway late June, then leaving him for dead when the victim was struck by a vehicle.
Johnathan Donald Anthony, 18, of Mableton; Kemonta Deandre Bonds, 21, of Mableton; Antonio Shantwan Pass, 19, of Mableton; and Jekari Oshay Strozier, 20, of Austell, were indicted Thursday on charges of malice murder; six counts of felony murder; aggravated assault; aggravated battery; and four counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, according to a release issued by Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds Friday morning.
The indicted men all face life in prison if convicted.
Prosecutors have alleged that in the early morning of June 30, the four suspects, who are believed to be gang members, beat, kicked and stomped Joshua Heath Chellew, 36, in Mableton Parkway.
Police said an argument between the suspects and the victim turned violent.
They left Chellew in the middle of the road and did nothing to assist when the victim was hit by a small red vehicle, according to police. Chellew was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Arraignment dates have not been set for the suspects, who remain without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.