Stockbridge man convicted in motel murder

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Stockbridge man will spend life in prison for killing a man he just met during an attempted robbery at a Henry County motel.

Irvin “Redlight” Torian, 28, appeared before Henry County Superior Court Judge Holly W. Veal on Wednesday and was sentenced to life without parole plus five years in prison.

A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict against Torian on June 15 on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The jury found Torian was involved in the death of Barry Scott Spinks, 40, of Griffin, at the America’s Best Value Inn on Highway 138 in Stockbridge on Sept. 15, 2020.

Police found Torian and his two friends attempted to rob Spinks at the motel. Torian and the two others fled, leaving Spinks lying on outside the motel room, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Spinks was later pronounced dead.

The other two suspects, Marquis Triplett and Kasey Davis, are being held without bond at the Henry County jail, awaiting trial.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brittany Forester and Chief Assistant District Attorney Debbie Venuto.









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Megan L. Matteucci

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