Second man charged with murder of three people in South Georgia

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Nashville, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man who was arrested for his connection to the deaths of three people who went missing from Dodge County has officially been charged with murder.

According to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 25 year old Keyante Green has been charged with two counts of malice murder for the deaths of Wayne Hackle Jr. and Bobbie Lynn Moore. Green has also been charged with one count of malice murder for the death of Mercedes Hackle.

According the news release, Green was previously charged with three counts of concealing the death of another person.

The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Macon has also confirmed the identities of the remains as Wayne Hackle Jr., Bobbie Lynn Moore and Mercedes Hackle.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, another man, Jonathan Vann, has also been charged with two counts of malice murder for the deaths of Wayne Hackle Jr. and Bobbie Lynn Moore and one count of malice murder for the death of Mercedes Hackle.

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI’s to help with this case after deputies found a car on fire Tuesday March 12th. The car was found near Highway 135 at the Alapaha River near the Atkinson County line.

Investigators said the car was being used by 22-year-old Bobbie Moore. Further investigation found that Moore, 27-year-old Ronnie Hackle Jr. and 17-year-old Mercedes Hackle were not responding to attempts to make contact.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.