Georgia teenager sentenced to life in jail for killing deputy cousin who tried to assist him – WSB-TV Channel 2

COWETA COUNTY, Georgia – The life of a palmetto family will never be the same after a 17-year-old boy was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for killing his Coweta County MP cousin.

Danny Long was convicted by a jury on July 2 of malicious murder, capital crime and other charges after shooting and killing his cousin Edmond Irvin on April 30, 2019.

Investigators said Long and Irvin got into an argument after the off duty MP spoke with his cousin about his conduct and problems with the law. Irvin also confronted the teenager with his mother’s disrespect and cursing.

After the fight, Long went to his bedroom and grabbed a gun from his dresser. A few minutes later, they said Irvin went to Long’s room after picking up a jacket the teenager had left in front of the house.


Investigators said when Long walked into the room he yelled at and berated his cousin and they fought a second time. Witnesses said they heard Long scream, “I’m not a punk (expletive),” followed by three shots.

After the deputy was shot, investigators said Long ran out of the room and around the house threatening to shoot and kill Irvin’s pregnant fiancée before running out the door.

A neighbor told investigators that they heard Long scream, “I’m going to kill everyone (expletive) in this house,” as he ran away. Long was caught by Palmetto police almost three miles from the scene.

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Detectives say Long threatened to kill people in the past and they were able to link him to the illegal sale of firearms.

Long was sentenced to life in prison, followed by 25 years in prison.

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