Newnan Man In Custody After Killing Spree


Brook Jackson, Staff Writer

Thirty-eight-year-old Nicholas Nelson is currently charged with six murders in Newnan, Ga. Investigators said they are trying their best to get an answer to why Nelson went on the killing spree. Police believe there is a connection between the suspect and the victims.

On Nov. 5, Newnan police say officers were called and told there were shots fired in the home on East Broad Street. When officers arrived, thirty-nine-year-old Willie Edward Bussie III and forty-three-year-old Kevin Duane Robbins were found dead. Investigators said that these two men were found outside suffering from gunshot wounds.

Just after the shooting on East Broad Street, the following morning around 2:00 a.m, Nelson reportedly shot and killed three of the victims inside the Motel 6 on Herring Road. The victims were identified as thirty-two-year-old Tangela Molden, fifty-eight-year-old James Ballard, and thirty-seven-year-old Michael Land. These bodies were discovered on Sunday, Nov. 8, when the Coweta County Sheriff’s Deputies were asked for a welfare check at the Motel 6. According to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Capt. Elaine Jordan said that several guests who were staying at the Motel 6 said that they did not hear the gunshots or couldn’t tell where it was coming from. Reportedly there were no shell casing or signs of a shooting at the motel.

On Nov. 7 police responded to another shooting at the Eastgate Apartments on Dowdell Street in Newnan. The officers discovered the body of thirty-nine-year-old Warner Mandrel Parks in the road near building 3. After Warner Park’s body was found, he was treated by the EMS and transported to the Piedmont Newnan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say that they were able to identify the car at the Red Roof Inn on Bullsboro Drive in Newnan. Witnesses described the vehicle as a grey Ford Crown Victoria and later charged Nelson with the murder of Warner Mandrel Park’s.