Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer denied bond


An Uber Eats driver accused of killing a customer outside his Buckhead condo was denied bond at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. 

A judge found probable cause to move forward with the case against Robert Bivines despite claims by his attorney, Jackie Patterson, that his client acted in self-defense. 

MORE: Uber Eats driver accused of killing Morehouse grad had prior conviction 

Bivines faces felony and malice murder in the shooting death of Morehouse College graduate Ryan Thornton. According to Atlanta police, the two got into an altercation outside Thornton’s home, which ended with Bivines firing four shots at Thornton, killing him. 

Read our in-depth story on our premium site MyAJC.com.



Next Up in Local

GBI: Man kills himself after wife’s slaying prompts SWAT standoff
GBI: Man kills himself after wife’s slaying prompts SWAT standoff

A Middle Georgia man at the center of a Sunday morning SWAT standoff killed his wife before taking his own life, according to the GBI. Deputies with the McDuffie and Columbia County sheriff’s offices tried to negotiate with Jeffery Cason, 58, for more than three hours after Cason’s wife, 62-year-old Cynthia Cason, was found dead in the...
Student arrested in Spalding County child porn investigation
Student arrested in Spalding County child porn investigation

Authorities in Spalding County are asking parents to check their children’s phones after they learned high school students were sharing pornographic video of a classmate. A 17-year-old student is facing charges in connection with the distribution of the video, which was recorded during school hours, according to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell...
Driver stabbed near the Fox Theatre
Driver stabbed near the Fox Theatre

A man driving near the Fox Theatre was stabbed Sunday night, Channel 2 Action News reported. The man told police two men hit his car with a sign while he was driving on Ponce de Leon Avenue. He was stabbed when he tried to confront them, the news station reported. The victim drove to the corner of Juniper and Third streets and called 911. Atlanta police...
Torpy at Large: Fire sale of Georgia town a sign of desperate times
Torpy at Large: Fire sale of Georgia town a sign of desperate times

It’s after 1 p.m. and I’ve been sitting for 45 minutes on the raised sidewalk outside the old brick bank building at Main and Railroad streets, the historic heart of Toomsboro, Ga. It is quiet. Eerie quiet. The only humans to pass by are the occasional motorist or the drivers of the kaolin trucks that rumble past every couple of minutes...
Security guard opens fire after becoming pinned between cars
Security guard opens fire after becoming pinned between cars

A security guard at a gated northeast Atlanta apartment complex was pinned between two cars when he tried to question the driver of a suspicious vehicle, Channel 2 Action News reported. The guard spotted a car circling the Radius Cheshire Bridge apartments on Cheshire Bridge Road around midnight Sunday. When he approached, its driver reportedly backed...
More Stories