JONESBORO — A Clayton County man is charged with malice murder after an East Point woman was killed last Thursday.

Kingston Cornelius Hyman-Bozeman, 24, of Atlanta was arrested after the East Point Police Department contacted the Clayton County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, according to CCPD spokesperson Ofc. Marcena Davis.

The victim, Talya Torres, 18, was found in her burning car.

Davis said CCPD found Hyman-Bozeman at a house in the 4900 block of Clark Howell Highway and transported him to East Point Police Department for further questioning. During the interview, Hyman-Bozeman allegedly “established jurisdiction of the homicide to be in Clayton County,” Davis said.

CID detectives then got an arrest warrant for Hyman-Bozeman on a charge of malice murder and took him into custody.

Davis said the investigation is ongoing in both Clayton County and East Point and that additional suspects may be involved.

Hyman-Bozeman was denied bond at his first appearance before Magistrate Court Judge Wanda Dallas Feb. 1. He is scheduled for an 8 a.m. preliminary hearing on Feb. 21 before Presiding Magistrate Court Judge Richard C. Brown, with a bond hearing to follow at 8 a.m. on Feb. 22.

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