Family mourns slain brother who was 'far more precious than anything on earth'

Family of man killed in dating site murder speaks

LITHONIA, Ga. -- A family is reeling after police say two brothers were shot, one of them killed, when two women they met on a dating site set them up.

Two women and two men are being held in the DeKalb County jail for the shootings, which police said was motivated by robbery. DeKalb Police Homicide Sgt. Sabrena Dorsey said nothing appeared to be taken from their home, but Franchesca Collins, the sister of the two victims, told 11Alive that the four suspects took “something far more precious than anything on earth.”

They took the life of one of her brothers.

It was after midnight on Sept. 1 in DeKalb County when two young men, brothers Jordan and Chad Collins, checked out a dating website and invited the two women over to their home on Tunbridge Wells Crescent in Lithonia. But, police said the women instead brought two men with them and ended up shooting and killing Jordan, and shooting Chad five times.  Chad survived.

Photos | Brothers shot, one killed while babysitting

“Jordan was a kind hearted good spirited person," Franchesca said, "and would help anybody if he could.  He never did anything to hurt anybody, for sure.”

Franchesca just found out over the weekend that police arrested four suspects -- Antonio Avery, 25; Demarco Butler, 27; Nashea Poole, 21; and Clarissa McGhee, 24. They are each charged with murder and aggravated assault, but that did little to console her.

“From what they’ve done, I know that they’re heartless, cold hearted people, who don’t deserve to see the light of day again.”

As the family tries to pick up the pieces from their loss, Sgt. Dorsey offered words of caution.

“If you want to meet someone, meet them in public places,” she said. “Don’t invite someone you don’t know to your home.  Be careful of social media.”

Detectives are now checking to see if the suspects have tried to rob others using dating websites. Meanwhile, the family laid Jordan to rest a week ago Saturday. Chad has been able to return to work, but Franchesca said the whole family is trying to live with their devastating loss.

Photos | Dating site murder suspects

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