...Dominique Ross, the father of Deputy Joy Deleston’s slain 11-year-old daughter Micaiah] said he also contacted Deleston’s supervisor at the Sheriff’s Department multiple times, but his complaints were dismissed. “It was brushed under the rug, and then this incident happened, which could have been prevented”...
Joy Deleston and her two daughters were gunned down on Feb. 28, 2008, and the person accused of those crimes is her teenage son. But some loved ones believe he didn’t do it.
Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA
By Andria Simmons
Saturday, February 28, 2009
[Excerpts] A year after the slayings of a Gwinnett County sheriff’s deputy and her two daughters, family members are torn between seeking justice for the victims and mercy for the alleged killer, the deputy’s teenage son. Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr., now 18, is accused of gunning down his mother and his two half-sisters at their Lawrenceville home on Feb. 28, 2008. The motive remains unclear, but prosecutors said Deputy Joy Deleston had argued with her son earlier that day about having a girlfriend inside their house without supervision. Terrell is expected to go on trial this spring if he doesn’t enter a guilty plea. If convicted on all three murder charges, Terrell could serve three back-to-back life sentences... Dominique Ross, the father of Deleston’s slain 11-year-old daughter Micaiah, believes Terrell is guilty and he should never get out of prison. Terrell and his mother had fought several times prior to the shooting because Terrell swiped her personal revolver, Ross said. “He had taken it on different occasions and was riding around with friends trying to be tough,” Ross said. Ross says Deleston blew off his concerns when he tried to talk to her about restricting Anthony’s access to the gun. He said he also contacted Deleston’s supervisor at the Sheriff’s Department multiple times, but his complaints were dismissed. “It was brushed under the rug, and then this incident happened, which could have been prevented,” said Ross. A Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman disputed the accusation. “A statement like that is something we would take very seriously and we would have followed up on,” said Stacey Bourbonnais... The rapper Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, fathered Deleston’s 4-year-old daughter, Jelani, He declined through his attorney to discuss the killings on Thursday, saying “it remains a private matter.” A memorial service was held Friday for Deleston in front of the Gwinnett County Detention Center... [Full article here]