Georgia Professor Is Charged With Murdering 18-year-old Freshman

Athens Georgia

Richard Sigman was arrested after police said he shot and killed Anna Jones while shooting at a car at a courthouse parking deck.

Anna Jones, who was supposed to start school at the University of West Georgia, was fatally shot early Saturday morning. It is unclear who the intended target was.

The Georgia university took swift action, terminating Richard Sigman’s employment and providing counseling for students and staff.

Richard Sigman was a West Georgia Professor who got into a fight at a restaurant where he was dining.  He was armed and told the man he was arguing with he was going to shoot him.  That is when security at the restaurant asked him to leave.

Sigman then walked to the parking garage near the restaurant and fired shots into a parked car where Anna Jones was sitting.

There is no apparent connection to Anna Jones, the professor,  or the man he was fighting with right before the shooting.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. University professor fired after police charge him for murder of student – WWNY
  2. University of West Georgia Professor Richard Sigman Accused of Gunning Down 18-Year-Old Student Anna Jones – The Daily Beast
  3. Professor shoots and kills student after arguing with another man, Georgia cops say – Bellingham Herald
  4. A former professor is charged with murder after the death of a University of West Georgia freshman – ABC News

 

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