George Vela

Girlfriend who begged police to find boyfriend’s killer is now charged with murder

A Georgia woman who pleaded for help after her boyfriend was gunned down, has been charged in connection with his death, along with two alleged accomplices.

Channel 2 Action News reports that Yainerys “Yaya” Gil, 23, who previously cried while explaining someone shot her boyfriend, George Anthony Vela, in front of their home in July, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Two other suspects, identified as Christopher Gutierrez, 19, and Zackary Franks, 19, are facing the same charges.

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“I hear somebody say, ‘Get out of the car,’” Gil told Channel 2 in July. “He’s ducking down like something is wrong. At this point, I’m just trying to get to him. And then it’s just shot and shot after shot.”

Yainerys Gil, Christopher Michael Gutierrez, and Zackary Mason Franks [Cobb County PD]
According to court documents, when George returned from watching “The Lion King” with his family in July, he noticed his someone had broken into their home, off of Hickory Trail home Mableton.

The victim then saw a suspicious-looking car close to his home and walked over to check it out. When he got close to the car, George saw his clothes and merchandise he intended to sell online inside the vehicle. Around the same time, someone inside the car pulled out a gun and shot the victim numerous times. Authorities said the man died at the scene.

George leaves behind daughter Marleigh, 6, and son Gavin, 1.

So far, the motive behind the shooting remains unclear. Check back with CrimeOnline for details.

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[Feature Photo: George Vela/Facebook]