The capital murder trial of Saraya Atkins, a 22-year-old from Mobile, begins this week at Government Plaza in Mobile County with jury selection starting Monday.
Atkins and another woman are accused of the murder of Robert Perry back in March of 2014. The other woman is Kymberli Lindsay, a 27-year-old also from Mobile, whose trial is scheduled to begin in May of 2017.
According to investigators with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Perry and his stepdaughter had left their home to go look at a car listed for sale on Craigslist. While looking at the vehicle, they encountered the two suspects who acted like they were interested in the same car. Once Perry and his stepdaughter left, they were followed by the two suspects. An altercation ensued once the two suspects tried to force their way into Perry’s car, and that’s when the shots were fired.
The shooting occurred on Bayou Jonas Drive in Coden.
Atkins has been in jail since the shooting. A judge denied her bond back in 2014.
Since her stay in Mobile Metro Jail, Atkins has earned her GED. News 5 reported back in July 2016, that Atkins and four other inmates were apart of a graduation ceremony inside Mobile Metro Jail where they earned their GEDs.
Atkins’ co-defendant, Kymberli Lindsay is scheduled for trial in May of 2017.