Police: Man charged in prostitute’s killing
by Lindsay Field
January 22, 2013 12:07 AM | 28616 views | 11 11 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ricardo Harris
Ricardo Harris
MARIETTA — Marietta Police have charged a New York resident in connection with the killing of an Atlanta woman at a local hotel.

Ricardo Laron Harris, 32, has been charged in the murder of 19-year-old Yvonne Denise James, who was killed in the early morning of Jan. 1 at the Howard Johnson on Delk Road.

According to a Jan. 16 warrant, police were able to determine that Harris went to the hotel to meet James around 4:03 a.m. and was reportedly there until a little after 5:30 a.m., when he called 911 to report “someone had been killed.”

When police arrived on the scene, James was unresponsive and taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where she was pronounced dead.

“The autopsy at the Cobb Medical Examiner’s Office showed the victim had received multiple injuries to her head and face and had been drowned,” according to the warrant. “(Harris) was interviewed at Marietta Police Headquarters on three separate occasions and admittedly lied to police and has multiple discrepancies in his account of the story.”

Officer David Baldwin with Marietta Police Department said they are not releasing details of how James died but said she was a prostitute, Harris was her client and another individual arrested in connection with the incident, Ancil Anthony Neil of Austell, was a pimp.

Harris and Neil, 24, were originally arrested Jan. 2 and charged with felony concealing a death on accusations that they covered up James’ death.

They have both remained in the Cobb County Jail without bond.

Neil was also charged with misdemeanor tampering with evidence and theft by taking.
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Taylor 109
August 18, 2013
It's a bit shocking that this article fails to mention he is deaf and thus why he couldn't call 911 immediately.
June 26, 2013
everyone lies for a one reason are another. they say white lie to save a persons feelings,to cover up the truth. just a flat out lie is cuz they can't deal with reality / the truth of the realityof them being that poor,fat,tall,the car they drive, the girl are girls they got are have had. the truth is you don't

know why he told them what he did. Ricardo is a good man and not by any means a man that could do what is implemented in this article. so sorry for the family and their loss lord plez watch over and comfort them. but this article is not the truth and the whole truth.
Flexo Al
August 12, 2013
Thank god that you aren't attorney. From your poor grammar structure, I can tell that you aren't that bright. You weren't there with him when the crime occurs so therefore you can't claim that he's good man. Just wait till trial starts then we will find out the whole story. For now, just pay respect to that woman that got killed and stop blindly defend that guy.
January 28, 2013
So sad that a life was taken regardless of her "occupation" or race. And anyone changing their story is guilty of something.
Ms jay
October 06, 2014
First of all they say he changed his story, No he is death and they didn't understand what he was saying from the beginning. When they should have had a interpreter and dumb ass no he has accomplished most things u wished on he is very educated . U try explaining something like that and no one is able to understand you. I can speak for him he is my blood known him all my life Ricardo loves anything that breaths always have.I'm sorry for that poor girls family but they have the wrong man. Let him go!
January 28, 2013
Flexo al ,Don't say he is dumbass ... He isn't dumbass , To tell u the truth he isnt killer. He don't harm nobody I knw dat for fact n he is very good guys I've Rico real good
Flexo al
January 28, 2013
Police would disagree with you. They have enough evidence that he commit a murder. And, you even wasn't with Rico at night. If you were then he won't be locked up and worry about drop the soap. Did you think about that innocent woman that got murdered by his hands? Stop say that he won't hurt a fly. Hell, everyone do hurt damn fly once a while because they bother us!
Flexo al
January 23, 2013
He's a dumbass. And, he hired a prostitute then killed her. That's shame, man.
January 28, 2013
All of them are dumb ass even the ones that wrote the paper she was my cousin I don't care about her being no prostitute it's the point why... N why do the public view blacks for What It Is But If It Was Another Race They Wouldn't View Them As A Prostitute
woman of God
February 20, 2013
God sees all and He knows all and the truth will come out this is my prayer.
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