Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

LITHONIA MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AFTER CONVICTION IN GAS STATION MURDER

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Sentencing Update: State v. Nathan Weeks

Decatur, Ga.- A Lithonia man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after his conviction in the death of a man at a Stone Mountain gas station. 

On May 15, jurors found Nathan Weeks, 27, guilty on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony stemming from the murder of Isaac Godbolt, 54, on June 20, 2023. 

In a hearing on Tuesday, Senior Judge Winston Bethel, sitting for the DeKalb County Superior Court, sentenced Defendant Weeks to Life Without the Possibility of Parole. 

According to the investigation, officers with the DeKalb County Police Department responded to a call about a person shot at a gas station in the 4700 block of Redan Road.  When they arrived, they found Godbolt in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.  Paramedics transported Godbolt to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Surveillance video showed Defendant Weeks arrive at the gas station and then hang out with a group of people near a silver car.  Godbolt pulled up in his vehicle and talked to one of the people in the group before pulling forward slightly.  Defendant Weeks then walked over to Godbolt’s car.  Godbolt tried to get out, but Defendant Weeks opened fire, shooting Godbolt repeatedly.  Defendant Weeks then ran from the scene. 

In a recorded conversation with his mother, Defendant Weeks confessed to the murder.  Law enforcement took Weeks into custody in Columbus, GA.  At the time of his arrest, Defendant Weeks had a handgun that testing determined fired the shell casings found at the scene of the shooting. 

The case, assigned to the Homicide and Gangs Unit was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Kara Roberts with assistance from Senior Assistant District Attorney Andrew Turner, District Attorney Investigator J.B. Williams, and Victim Advocate Kaysha Albritton.  DeKalb County Police Department Det. Smith led the initial investigation.