McDonough woman convicted of murder

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County woman was sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted her of murdering her boyfriend.

A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict Monday night against Aliyah Hopkins, 26, on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian J. Amero sentenced Hopkins to life in prison with the possibility of parole, followed by five years to serve.

The jury found Hopkins shot 18-year-old Lonnie Green during an argument on Sept. 19, 2019 at her apartment at Trees of Avalon in McDonough. Hopkins shot Green in the chest with a handgun inside her apartment’s living room. He was pronounced dead shortly later.

The jury deliberated for about four hours Monday before returning the guilty verdict.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Deborah Venuto and the District Attorney’s Homicide and Gang Unit.

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Megan L. Matteucci

Assistant District Attorney and Public Information Officer
Henry County District Attorney’s Office