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Second suspect in Kroger murder back in Georgia

ATLANTA -- The second of two men accused of killing a construction worker outside a northeast Atlanta Kroger has been extradited to Georgia.

Shontavious Chestnut, 25, will make his first Fulton County Court appearance Thursday at 11 a.m. He was arrested Apr. 9 in Pensacola, Fla., and was returned to Georgia Wednesday.

Chestnut and 25-year-old Damarius Thompson have been charged in the Mar. 10 murder of Joshua Richey in the parking lot of the Ponce de Leon Avenue Kroger. Atlanta Police believe Richey, a 38-year-old father of four, was targeted for his work truck and the construction equipment inside it. They said Thompson pulled the trigger, while Chestnut was the getaway driver.

Suspect Thompson, who was taken into custody last month, has been arrested more than 19 times in eight years. He has faced nearly a dozen charges, including theft, simple battery and aggravated stalking. Five days before Richey's death, Thompson was released on probation from the Carroll County Jail.