Trial Set To Begin For Lottery Store Murder Suspect

October 31, 2013

A docket hearing was held Wednesday for one of the two men accused in the robbery and shooting death of a Davisville lottery store owner last November.

Malcolm McGhee. Jr., 25, has entered a not guilty plea.   Jury selection is set to begin in less than two weeks  in his trial on charges of premeditated first degree murder and robbery with a firearm for the shooting death of 74-year old Thomas “Tommy” Kroll during a robbery on November 6, 2012, at the State Line O’ Yes Lotto on Highway 97.

His co-defendant, Brent Dewayne Lambeth, 21, has pleaded no contest to second degree murder. Under his plea deal, he will receive no more than 30 years in prison, provided he testifies against  McGhee.

Investigators said McGhee and Lambeth targeted Kroll’s business because they had previous purchased “Spice” there and the duo intended on robbing the store of more of the synthetic marijuana.

Pictured top and bottom: The scene outside the State Line O’ Yes Lotto on Highway 97 following the murder of store owner Thomas Kroll on November 6, 2012. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.


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2 Responses to “Trial Set To Begin For Lottery Store Murder Suspect”

  1. Tammy on October 31st, 2013 11:40 pm

    they were guilty for even planing to rob tommy he would have gave it to them and just added it to all the i.o.v s he was a very understanding man i know cause i worked for tommy and kathy for years they were very unstanding people and we all miss him dearly and im praying for all families to get threw this

  2. 429SCJ on October 31st, 2013 6:44 am

    Not Guilty on premeditated first degree murder, after driving there with a loaded weapon and shooting Mr Kroll dead! Did he think he could just wing him?

    McGhee must have one of those Atmore attorneys handling his case.





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