Community continues to await justice on two year anniversary of Moultrie murders

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
May 15, 2018

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Tuesday marks two years since a crime rocked a South Georgia community.

Five people were found killed in a burned down home in Moultrie. At first, it seemed they died in the fire, but then their friend was arrested.

Jeffrey Peacock is accused of shooting the victims before setting the fire.

On Tuesday, friends and family remembered the victims; Alicia Norman, Jordan Croft, Jonathan Edwards, Jones Pidcock and Reid Williams. They all lived together in the home and all were graduates of Colquitt County High School.

Many questions remain unanswered in the case. The investigation began on May 15, 2016, when the home on Rossman Dairy Road in Moultrie went up in flames. Three days later, Peacock was arrested, accused of shooting the five victims and setting the fire to cover it up.

In April 2017, the District Attorney's Office filed to seek the death penalty against Peacock. Since then, the court case has been delayed several times by clerical issues and changes in attorneys.

"It's obviously having an impact," said District Attorney Brad Shealy. "Folks would like on any kind of case to get it over with. It's certainly been tough on the victims' families. They're waiting to get their justice and their day in court."

The DA says all motions will be heard in August and after that, a trial date will finally be set.

The families of the victims plan to attend all hearings, and the case is gaining a lot of attention from across the region.