Death Over Dominoes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- A DeKalb County detective has testified that a September shooting that left three people dead, including a toddler, resulted from an argument over a game of dominoes.

Detective R.B. Bryant revealed that motive at a Tuesday hearing during which Magistrate Judge C. David Wood bound over 24-year-old Ronald Clemons' case to Superior Court.

Byrant testified that Clemons was playing dominoes with 39-year-old Grover Strickland and 54-year-old Michael Thomas in the early morning hours of Sept. 22.

He said witnesses reported an argument broke out and Clemons was
asked to leave several times after he got loud and began cursing.

Clemons left and is accused of returning with an assault rifle.

He's accused of killing Strickland, Thomas and 3-year-old Janiyha Daniels.

A woman who was shot twice in the shoulder survived.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 at 08:36 AM
    Ananymous- what does your post have to do with anything. Are we supposed to be jealous of you?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 at 05:52 AM
    TO ALL YOU HATERS....My doctor is black, my dentist is black, my sister in law is black, my best man at my wedding was black, my closest friend is black....and we all talk about the lack of priorities within the black community and the rise in crime....not to mention the lack of morals or ethics amoung them also. You may not like to hear the truth, the media refuses to tell you the truth...and the violence that is committed by them. And if they do ever tell you the truth about race, you would call them racists too...as you do to me. BTW....I am still making high 5 figures..borderline 6...dont hate me becuase I run my own company and have white employees I can trust...and a black man to oversee them!
  • by GV Location: Ga on Oct 21, 2009 at 04:20 PM
    TK,it doesn't take a scientist to know what the race was.How many white people do you know of that plays dominoes in the streets in the wee hours of the morning?And on top of that,this is not the only news organization that is reporting this.What race do you think they were?Well,they were black.
  • by TALLAHASSEE Location: TALLY on Oct 21, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    GUS YOU CAN'T HAVE A JOB ALL YOU DO IS RESPOND ALOT TO THE NEWS GET A JOB A LIFE AND A WIFE. BEACAUSE IF YOU HAD I OF THE 3 YOU WOULD HAVE SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOURSELF. YOU ARE 1 STUPID PERSON(WATERBOY)
  • by TK Location: Madison on Oct 21, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    TO GUS YOU REALLY NEED TO GET A LIFE ALL YOU DO IS GET ON HERE AND TALK ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE, AND THIS STORY DOESN'T EVEN SAY THE RACE AND RACE SHOULDN'T EVEN MATTER SOMEBOBY HAS LOST THREE FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALL YOU CAN SAY IS BLACK. YOU KNOW WHAT I HOPE ONE DAY THAT YOU GET SICK AND THE ONE PERSON THAT CAN HELP YOU IS A BLACK DOCTOR, WE'LL SEE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT.
  • by gus Location: tally on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    Blacks killing blacks...is anyone really surprised!
  • by Rocco Location: Perry on Oct 21, 2009 at 08:57 AM
    How serious of a game was it? Money involved? Certainly ones pride couldn't be hurt that bad to kill over a stupid game.
  • by shontae Location: valdosta, Ga on Oct 21, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    that was sad what that man did to them three people if you what to arument over dominoes they should took the kid in the house instead of out the door will they was playing dominoes and told that man to calim down it just a game you win next time.
  • by VJ Location: Tallahassee on Oct 21, 2009 at 06:35 AM
    Unbelievable, we have raised a generation of young people who do not know how to control their emotions or have serious anger issues. Foul language and "grab a rifle and take out your anger" somehow has become the accepted norm for behavior. Society may be doomed if this is what happens during a game of dominoes.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 21, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    Wow! What did the 3 year old cheat or something? He needs to rot in prison!
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