A man, who Clayton County police said stabbed to death his live-in girlfriend, and concealed her death and terrorized her three daughters in the aftermath, has been indicted on 26 counts, including murder, kidnapping and rape.
William Nazario, 33, is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail. He was indicted, Wednesday, in the Sept. 9 stabbing death of Korean Bowden, 32. Police said Nazario stabbed her seven or eight times with a kitchen knife. They said Nazario left her body in the master bedroom, between the bed and the wall, covered in clothes.
Bowden suffered multiple stab wounds to her chest, back and top of her head, according to arrest warrants. She had defensive wounds on her hands. Both ears were missing. Police said they found a letter written by Nazario among the blankets on the master bed, confessing that he had killed Bowden after an argument.
Nazario allegedly put the bloodied knife, sheets and pillow cases inside a trash bag on the back porch. All the items were recovered, said police.
When Bowden’s daughters came home from school that same day, Nazario allegedly bound them with zip ties and put duct tape over their mouths. The oldest girl told police Nazario slammed her head against a wall, forced her into her bedroom closet and blocked the door with a dresser.
Warrants allege that Nazario cut off her clothes and threatened to kill her the next day before putting her back into the closet.
The family’s pastor went to the home two days later to check on them, and called police when he found two of the girls bound and gagged with tape. Nazario and the third daughter were missing and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a Levi’s Call for them.
Clayton County Police Sgt. Otis Willis, III, said the two were found later that afternoon in Bartow County. Willis said the girl was unharmed. Her sisters were taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for examination and treatment.
In other indictments:
A Riverdale teenager charged in the July 20 shooting death of a Clayton County Sheriff’s deputy has been charged in connection with a June 30 armed robbery and aggravated assault. Prosecutors say Jonathan Bun, 17, and co-defendant Xavier Ladrell Carter, 18, robbed four people at gunpoint at Illusions Hair Studio in Riverdale. The two face 20 counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Crisp said Bun was wanted for questioning in the June 30 incident when Deputy Rick Daly initiated a traffic stop, July 20, on the car in which Bun was a passenger. Daly was helping the Fugitive Unit serve felony warrants on Bun for a January armed robbery of a Forest Park store. Police said Bun opened fire on Daly as the deputy approached the car, killing him.
Bun faces murder and other felony charges in Daly’s death. He is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail. Carter is being held in the Clayton County Jail on $100,000 bond.
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A mother and father arrested in October for child abuse were indicted on more than 20 counts involving their five children. Anthony George Irvin and Tammy Terrell Irvin, both 33, are being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail. They face multiple charges of cruelty to children, battery under the Family Violence Act and contributing to the deprivation of a minor.
According to court documents, their son, who was 6, cried and told officials he wasn’t supposed to reveal abuse inflicted on him and his four sisters by their parents. The child also said he was ordered by his parents to claim responsibility for back injuries one of his sisters suffered at the parents’ hands. All five were reportedly “terrified” of their father.
The boy and two of his sisters, 10 and 9, were in Florida state custody based on their interviews with child protective services. The three children reportedly told officials they and their two older sisters, ages 14 and 11, were beaten repeatedly with belts and electrical cords.
After the beatings, their mother rubbed cocoa butter on their wounds and covered them with bandages, the children told officials. The boy cried and said he was not supposed to tell anyone about the whippings. He also said his parents told him to say he hit his 10-year-old sister in the back to cover for wounds she suffered from the whippings.
The boy reportedly told officials that his parents did not work, but made his sisters go out into the community to beg for money, calling it “fund-raising.”
Police said the family lived at the home for three weeks without water when service was disconnected for non-payment.
The parents are also charged with locking the oldest child in a closet for three days and in a garage for two days, without food or water, or use of the toilet. The girl, who is Anthony Irvin’s stepdaughter, told officials that, when she covered up with boxed-up coats she found in the garage, her mother, Tammy Irvin, took them away. The other children said their father kept the closet door shut with a shoestring tied to a nail.
After Clayton County officials talked to the two older sisters, who allegedly confirmed the younger siblings’ accounts of abuse, they were also taken into state custody.
All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.