Update: Durden’s sentencing hearing in 2017 dirt bike double homicide on Facebook live

Kinteria Kiatis Durden


This was delayed and now, due to the Covid-19 shutdown of the courts, it is being heard live on May 28, 2020.

Initial story

After being found guilty in November 2019 of all 12 counts in the 2017 murder of Cortez White and Davoddren Harris, Kinterie Durden, 19, of Social Circle will have a sentencing hearing in front of Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn on Jan. 10, 2019. Durden was found guilty of two counts of malice murder, 4 counts of felony murder, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of felony aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The conviction stems from the double murder on May 22, 2017, after the discovery of what appeared to be a wrecked Toyota Tacoma on Clegg Farm Road with the bodies of White and Harris in the front seat. It was subsequently discovered that the cause of death was not the apparent accident, but that both men had died as a result of gunshots to the back of their heads. Durden, who was 16 at the time, was arrested the following day and convicted on Nov. 13, 2019. District Attorney Layla Zon prosecuted the case with the assistance of ADA Deborah Yates during the trial and Atlanta Attorney Dwight L. Thomas represented Durden for the defense.

Zon said the sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

Click or tap on this link for a recap of the case and the trial.


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