Hearing in Upatoi triple murder rescheduled to May 5 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Hearing in Upatoi triple murder rescheduled to May 5

Jervarceay Tapley, 17, Raheam Gibson, 19, and Rufus Burks, 15,. (Source: WTVM) Jervarceay Tapley, 17, Raheam Gibson, 19, and Rufus Burks, 15,. (Source: WTVM)
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The murder hearing has been rescheduled for three suspects who are accused of brutally killing three members of an Upatoi family in January 2016.

According to the District Attorney's office, the hearing was originally scheduled for April 19, was moved to April 26, and has now been rescheduled to May 5.

The suspects, who were all teens at the time, include  Raheam Gibson, 19, Jervarceay Tapley, 17, and Rufus Burks, 15, have been indicted with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, three counts of murder and two counts of theft by taking a motor vehicle.

During the May 5 hearing, a judge will decide if the case is ready for trial.

On Jan 4, 2016, they allegedly broke into Gloria’s Short’s home on Bentley Drive and killed her, her son Caleb Short, and her granddaughter Gianna Lindsey.

REMEMBRING THE UPATOI TRIPLE MURDER VICTIMS

RELATED: Special Coverage -  Upatoi triple murder investigation

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