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Guilty plea in notorious hate crime murder of female KSU student


Cobb County has been rocked by multiple hate crime murders over the past few years. In October of 2013, a carload of black females followed a carload of white female KSU students back to their apartment.

That is when Kimberly Kilgore, 21, was shot and killed at random by Sparkles Lindsey, 22, The murder appears to have been motivated by racial hatred. The media has been downplaying the murder as “road rage.”


A Cobb County woman pleaded guilty to killing a 21-year-old Kennesaw University Student Tuesday, just before lawyers started choosing jurors for her murder trial.

Police said road rage prompted Sparkles Lindsey, 22, to shoot Kimberly Kilgore, 21, to death.
Kilgore’s family agreed to a plea deal, sentencing Lindsey to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years to avoid re-living Kilgore’s death in court.

“They were very gracious in this case,” District Attorney Vic Reynolds told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt. “They’re kind, decent, gracious kind of people and consented to this plea and were in favor of it, so we’re glad to wrap this case up for them.”
Kilgore’s mother told the judge the sentence would not bring closure.

“She was very close to her sisters. I homeschooled her until middle school so we were just a close family, and without her, life isn’t be the same,” said Rebecca Jones Kilgore.

Police say Lindsey fatally shot Kilgore in October 2013 at the Shiloh Green Apartments off Shiloh Road in Kennesaw as friends of both women watched. The shooting happened after an altercation between the two groups that investigators say started on the road.