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2 men indicted in April Gainesville slaying

Two men were indicted Friday for their alleged involvement in an April 4 shooting death in Gainesville, according to court documents.

Tadrick Terrian Osborne, 37, and Marquis Lejon Studivant, 27, of Gainesville, were both charged with felony murder by a grand jury. Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, was shot in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Carlton Street.

Osborne has been in Hall County custody, but Studivant has not been apprehended, according to Gainesville Police.

Osborne’s attorney Larry Duttweiler declined to comment.

Osborne was also charged with conspiracy to sell a schedule I controlled substance.

In separate charges, Studivant was charged with attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault, first-degree child cruelty, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gainesville Police considered Osborne’s charges as a party to the crime.

Police said Gayton was with his son when two male suspects allegedly attempted to rob Gayton.

“The shooter fired into the vehicle during the incident, killing Gayton, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree,” police said in a previous press release.

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