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Seven Arrested in Connection with Killing of Georgia Lottery Winner

Craigory Burch, 20, was killed in January after winning the jackpot in November

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the death of Craigory Burch Jr., the Georgia lottery winner who was killed in January after winning the jackpot last November, PEOPLE confirms.

According to a statement by the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office obtained by PEOPLE, police arrested Rosalyn Swain, 22, Earnest Holcomb, 27, and Wayan Jordon, 17, of Fitzgerald, Georgia; Anjavell Johnson, 21, and Dabrentise Overstreet, 19, of Tifton, Georgia; and Keyana Dyous, 24, of Moultrie, Georgia.

The seven are being charged with several misdemeanors and felonies including malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and home invasion.

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On the night of the killing, they allegedly entered Burch’s home armed and wearing facemasks. Burch, 20, was at home with his girlfriend and children at the time.

According to his girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, Burch allegedly begged the suspects not to shoot and offered to give them his wallet and bank card.

“When they came in, he said, ‘Don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids,’” Hendricks told WALB.

Authorities believe the killing was in connection to Burch’s recent lottery winnings.

After winning the $434,272 jackpot in November, Burch helped buy Christmas presents for people in need, Bishop tells PEOPLE.

Information regarding the attorney or attorneys of the accused was not immediately available.

Craigory Burch, 20, was killed in January after winning the jackpot in November

7 Charged in Murder of Lottery Winner Who Begged for His Life

Victim Craigory Burch Jr. pleaded with his assailants, “Don’t do it in front of my kids.” He was killed for his lottery winnings.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Mar 29, 2016 11:32 a m ET

FITZGERALD, GA – Seven people planning to steal the nearly half-million dollars a Georgia forklift operator won in a lottery game have been charged with gunning him down as he begged for his life, authorities said.

Police in Fitzgerald, a south Georgia town about 60 miles east of Albany, say Craigory Burch Jr., 20, died Jan. 21 of gunshot wounds he suffered in his own home, according to WALB-TV.

Burch had won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November 2015.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation officers told WALB that Burch’s girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, was at home at the time of the attack and ran for help.

She told investigators Burch begged the armed men to take his bank card and leave after they burst into the house.

“When they came in, he said, ‘Don’t do it, bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids,'” Hendricks said, reports WALB. “‘Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady. Please don’t do that, bro. Please don’t.'”

The robbers reportedly couldn’t find Burch’s wallet in the pants, so they fatally shot him and left.

Six of the seven charged in Burch’s death were identified Monday as Rosalyn Swain, 22; Keyana Dyous, 24; Anjavell Johnson, 21; Earnest Holcombe, 27; Dabrentise Overstreet, 19; and Nathaniel Baker, 28. A seventh suspect, who is 17 years old, was not identified because he is a juvenile.

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7 Charged in Murder of Lottery Winner Who Begged for His Life – Decatur-Avondale Estates, GA – Victim Craigory Burch Jr. pleaded with his assailants, "Don't do it in front of my kids." He was killed for his lottery winnings.