Argument over fan turns into murder

DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announced a conviction by jury trial on June 20 in the case against a Stone Mountain man accused of murdering his younger brother during a fight over a fan.

On June 14, a jury found Quentin Hill, 31, guilty on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, stemming from the death of Westley Hill, 28.

Officers responded to a call of a person shot at a home in the 4700 block of Lost Colony Court in Stone Mountain around 4 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2021. Officers found the victim, Westley Hill, lying on the living room floor with gunshot wounds.

According to the investigation, witnesses said Quentin Hill shot his brother Westley then drove off in his mother’s car. One witness, who was in a bedroom at the time, said they heard the gunshots being fired.

The defendant and victim’s mother told investigators that the brothers had a dispute over a fan, and Quentin Hill grabbed a gun during the dispute. A news release states that the mother questioned him and told him that it wasn’t that serious. The defendant reportedly put the gun down and went outside, but the mother told investigators that she heard shots followed by the victim screaming after the defendant went back inside.

The news release states that the car the defendant fled in was spotted returning to the crime scene several months after the crime occurred, but that the defendant’s mother claimed to be driving the car. Quentin Hill reportedly turned himself in on March 29, 2022, at the urging of his mother.

Sentencing is expected to happen in the weeks following the conviction, according to a news release.

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