Calvin Myers, 40, once faced the death sentence for viciously killing his former girlfriend. Instead, he will spend the rest of his life, plus an additional eighty years in prison, says the Fulton County District Attorney's Office.
Myers pled guilty and was sentenced Friday morning before Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk to charges of murder, felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony and criminal damage to property for the 2009 stabbing and beating death of Minka Grogran, 40.
Grogran was killed on April 18, 2009 while trying to escape Myers’ fury. In a fit of rage, Myers drove his car through the front wall of the victim’s Streamside Drive apartment in Roswell. The victim tried to run, but the defendant caught her, stabbed her sixteen times throughout her body and then beat her in the head with a landscaping rock. Myers also tried to stab another man who was inside the house with the victim. The witness escaped and called 911. When police arrived, the defendant barricaded himself inside the apartment but eventually surrendered.
Myers initially told police he did not recall any details of the incident because he was drunk. He later admitted that he drove the car into the building in a jealous rage and then chased the victim around the house. Police had responded to the home approximately a month earlier following a domestic dispute between the defendant and victim. Because of the sentence, District Attorney Paul Howard believes Myers will remain incarcerated for the rest of his life.
Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Lance Cross prosecuted the case with assistance from DA Investigator Vance Williams. Detective I. Scuderi of the Roswell Police Department led the initial investigation.