Ex-Marine Beaten to Death by Georgia Mob
Fox News: Three suspects newly charged in the death of a former Marine from Cobb County were denied bond at court hearings last Wednesday, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Arthur Lynell Batchelor, 37, of Acworth, and Jason Scott Hill, 35, and Tarell Winston Secrest, 36, both of Marietta, continue to be held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. They were arrested last Tuesday.
All three men and 38-year-old Sean DGene Hall of Atlanta, who was arrested Monday, are charged with murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the death of Zachary “Zach” Gamble.
Gamble, a 34-year-old Acworth man, had served two tours of duty in Iraq and had a 7-year-old son. He was at a friend’s birthday party in the Concord Chase Apartments near Smyrna the early morning of March 25 when he got into a confrontation with others in the parking lot, police said.
Investigators have not said what happened next, but a taxi driver called police about 6 a.m. to report having struck Gamble. The man was found unconscious on the ground. Police have said, however, that they believed Gamble’s most serious injuries were not caused by the taxi.
Gamble was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, where he never regained consciousness. He was taken off life support April 8. Police have not disclosed autopsy findings, but family members have said the former Marine had sustained severe head injuries.
RIP Gamble. Thank you for your service.