Richard Sigman, 47, has been charged with the murder of Anna Jones, a University of West Georgia freshman. Jones was shot in a parking garage early Saturday morning. The police have arrested Sigman and he had been charged with Jones’ murder. Read on to know more.
The University of West Georgia has released a statement grieving the death of the 18-year-old student and fired the professor after the charges were imposed. It’s reported that Sigman got into an altercation with another man in an Italian restaurant.
Later, he started firing in the parking lot and at least one of the bullets hit Anna fatally. Her friends and family members have been mourning the loss of the young soul.
Richard Sigman Charged with the Murder of 18-year-old Anna Jones
Richard Sigman got into a verbal altercation with another man at an Italian restaurant in Carrollton. The other man reported to the security that Sigman threatened to shoot him. The security saw the professor carrying a weapon and ordered him to leave.
Aggravated Sigman then left and walked to the car parking. He then began shooting into a parked vehicle striking the victim. Anna Jones, 18, was inside the car and received a bullet. She was taken to the local medical facility where she was pronounced dead.
The Carrollton police have arrested Sigman and charged him with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm. The incident happened early morning on Saturday.
“This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carrollton Police Department,” said the police. The Carroll County Jail’s online records listed Sigman as “currently booked” as of Sunday. No bond amount is listed yet.
The University of West Georgia Fired Richard Sigman
“Richard Sigman has been fired from the University of West Georgia after the charges were brought against him. The President of the university Dr. Brendan Kelly issued a statement on Saturday:
The University of West Georgia has learned of the loss of one of its students, Anna Jones, who passed away following an off-campus incident earlier today.”
“UWG has terminated the employment of Richard Sigman and continues to work with the city of Carrollton Police Department, which leads this ongoing investigation. On behalf of the university, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to Anna’s family and many friends.”
Who was Anna Jones?
Anna Jones was an 18-year-old first-year student at the University of West Georgia. She was shot dead by a professor of her own university, Richard Sigman. She was a recent graduate of Mount Zion High School in Carrollton. The school posted a tribute to Jones on Facebook:
“It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of Anna Jones, a recent Class of 2022 graduate of MZHS.”
“Anna loved this school and this community and she will be missed dearly by many. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover funeral expenses of Jones. She is described as “a beautiful, sweet soul” whose “smile would light up a room.” “This was a devastating and senseless crime that left a lot of hearts broken, a community mourning, and a family grieving,” states the fundraiser.
Anna Jones’ relatives and friends also took to social media to express grief and shock. One of her friends wrote, “to know Anna was to love Anna.”
Why did Richard Sigman shoot Anna Jones dead?
Richard Sigman shot Anna Jones dead in the car parking near an Italian restaurant in Carrollton. The police have taken Sigman into custody and charged him with Jones’ murder. However, the purpose of the shooting is unknown at the moment.
Social media users are speculating if Anna was shot accidentally or if there was a bigger conspiracy behind the murder. The police are currently investigating the case for fresh angles. We’ll keep you updated if any new information is released.
this article originally posted on Bareillycollege.org