Powder Springs man sentenced to life for Marietta murder

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Justin Lesean Cox, 41, of Powder Springs, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the mother of his three children.

Last Thursday Cox admitted in court that he shot Felicia Miller, 34, multiple times on Nov. 19, 2017. Cox and Miller had been arguing in a vehicle on Pin Oak Court, near Sandtown and Booth Roads in Marietta.

Witnesses heard Cox tell Miller “You’re gonna die” and “I’m going to kill you,” before he shot her. Cox fled on foot, and was arrested the following day.

A press release from the office of Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced that the sentence was handed down by Cobb Superior Court Judge A. Gregory Poole.

“Feelings of jealousy, insecurity, and inadequacy drive acts of domestic violence. On November 19, 2017, Justin Cox decided that he would exercise permanent power and control over Felicia Miller by brutally killing her. While his acceptance of responsibility for his actions will never bring Felicia back, Cox’s guilty plea affords Felicia’s family the opportunity to begin the healing process with a sense of closure,” said Senior Assistant District Attorney Shepard Orlow, who prosecuted this case.

Cox has been in custody since his arrest on Nov. 20, 2017 and will get credit for the time he has served. The Marietta Police Department investigated this case.

The press release from the DA’s office stated,

Help is available for anyone suffering abuse in an intimate relationship. Locally, LiveSAFE Resources can help victims break free from domestic violence. Their 24-hour crisis line is 770-427-3390, and they are on the web at www.livesaferesources.org

The National Domestic Violence Hotline also provides resources to victims, regardless of location. The hotline number is 1-800-799-7233. www.thehotline.org

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