09-18-2007, 10:30 PM #1
GA - Man on trial in murders of 2 Cobb County real estate agents
Trial begins in slaying of Cobb County real estate agents
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- A man facing the death penalty for the 2003 slayings of two Cobb County real estate agents made the women strip naked and tortured them for their bank access codes before he shot both in the head, a prosecutor told jurors as the trial began Tuesday.
Stacey Ian Humphreys' motive, the prosecutor said, was to steal enough money to make a $565 payment on his Dodge Durango truck.
"It's all about money," Marc Cella, a Cobb County assistant district attorney, told jurors in his opening statement. "They had to die so he could make his truck payment. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is an abandoned and malignant heart."
Cyndi Williams, 33, and Lori Brown, 21, were found dead Nov. 3, 2003, at the Powder Springs sales office where they sold homes in a Cobb County subdivision north of Atlanta.
Humphreys, 34, fled Georgia when investigators tried to question him. He was arrested in Wisconsin following a police chase five days after the slayings, and told detectives he would rather plead guilty than have to face the victims' families.
Cobb County Superior Court Judge Dorothy Robinson
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