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19-Year-Old Teen Shoots Granddad, Gets Friends To Help Dump Body

Savanna Marie Jennings reported her grandfather missing on Sunday, but a family member told police "something wasn't right."

By Jaime Lutz

A 19-year-old Georgia girl was arrested on charges she murdered her 86-year-old grandfather and dumped his body in a pond, reported People magazine.

Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, was charged in the shooting death of Otha Perrin, as well as her friends William David Peterson, 19, and Dakota Scott Street, 18.

Jennings and Peterson were charged with murder, felony murder, malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault, and concealing the death of another. Street is charged with concealing the death of another. It isn’t clear if the suspects have lawyers yet.

Jennings, who lived with her grandfather, reported him missing on Sunday, but on Monday, a family member went to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and said that “something wasn’t right” in the disappearance of the elderly man, a retired school bus driver.

Police interrogated Jennings, who “eventually broke down” and admitted that she had not been honest with investigators.

The family member who made the tip, Mayra Perrin, claimed that Jennings confessed to the crime.

“After they talked to myself and my uncle and his wife they brought Savannah in and that’s when she broke down and really told them what happened,” Perrin said.

Otha Perrin’s body was discovered in a pond on a private farm, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, People said. A .22 caliber rifle was discovered nearby.

The farm was located near the Rose Hill Baptist Church, Fox 4 News reported.

“We are prayerful for the family and the young lady and all of them in their life, said Harvey Peek, one of the church members. 

The three teenagers are being held at the Elbert County Detention Center. Mayra Perrin claims they made an initial court appearance, where bond was denied.

[Image: Elbert County Detention Center]