Couple indicted on murder charges after botched robbery at Smyrna restaurant
by Rachel Gray
January 27, 2014 10:15 AM | 7905 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Isadore Walker Barboza
Isadore Walker Barboza
Renee Harris
Renee Harris
SMYRNA — A Marietta man and an East Point woman have been indicted on murder charges following the shooting death of a woman during a botched robbery outside of a Smyrna restaurant and bar in October.

The attack happened just after 1 a.m. on Oct. 28 outside Doc’s Food & Spirits on Cumberland Boulevard, near the Interstate 75 and Interstate 285 interchange.

After Ebonie Driskell, 32, exited the restaurant, a man approached her demanding money and got inside her car, Smyrna police Cpl. Eddie Cason said the day after the robbery.

The indictment alleges that the man, Quondre Bentley, along with Isadore Walker Barboza, 44, and Renee Elizabeth Harris, 24, tried to rob Driskell and her male friend.

Driskell pulled a gun out of her purse and shot Bentley dead, according to the indictment. Driskell was then shot in her vehicle, according to the reports.

Driskell was pulled from the car by a witness and friend who tried to render first aid, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, Cason said.

According to Cason, Barboza and Harris then used the victim’s car to flee the scene. The silver four-door Ford Taurus was found around 8 a.m. about a block away from the shooting.

On Thursday, the grand jury indicted Barboza and Harris on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

If convicted of all charges, both could be sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Chief ADA Jesse Evans is prosecuting the case, which is assigned to Cobb Superior Court Judge Robert E. Flournoy III. Arraignment dates have not been set.

Barboza and Harris are both being held without bond at the Cobb jail. Barboza is represented by attorney Kenneth Croy of Marietta. Harris is represented by Atlanta attorney Ravindra Rayasam.

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Frank Anastasia
January 27, 2014
Pure, worthless scum..
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