A man accused of shooting his estranged wife and her 10-year-old daughter appeared before a judge on Wednesday. Authorities say 36-year-old Terrence Roberson turned himself in on Tuesday, several hours after allegedly shooting the two outside of Little Mountain Christian Academy in Stockbridge.
Roberson made his first appearance in court on Wednesday afternoon. The charges against him were read aloud, and he said he understood. A preliminary hearing was set for September 28.
Police say Roberson and his wife had been separated for about a year. The woman was dropping off her 10-year-old daughter at the school when Roberson drove by and started firing shots, according to police.. Authorities say the 38-year-woman who was shot, Kimya Roberson, filed for divorce from her estranged husband on Monday.
FOX 5 has learned that Terrence Roberson was arrested two other times this year. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to one count of battery, one count of family violence and one count of cruelty to children. He was given 24 months probation. Authorities say Kimya Roberson and her two children were the victims in that case.
In 2008, Kimya filed for a protective order against her husband, but the clerk's office says the order was dismissed at the request of the victim.
Both Kimya Roberson and her daughter were seriously injured. Kimya was flown to Atlanta Medical Center where she was underwent surgery early Tuesday afternoon. The little girl was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Egleston, where she was underwent surgery. The mother and daughter were both listed in serious but stable condition late Tuesday.
Kimya Roberson is a kindergarten teacher at CJ Hicks Elementary School in Conyers. The 10-year-old girl is reportedly a fifth grade student at Lorraine Elementary School.