Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

STONE MOUNTAIN MAN CONVICTED IN MURDER OF BROTHER AFTER DISAGREEMENT OVER A FAN

June 20, 2024

State v. Quentin Hill

Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by jury trial in the case against a Stone Mountain man accused of murdering his younger brother during a fight over a fan. 
 
On Friday, a jury found Quentin Hill, 31, guilty on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, stemming from the death of Westley Hill, 28.
 
Officers responded to a call of a person shot at a home in the 4700 block of Lost Colony Court in Stone Mountain around 4 a.m. on December 31, 2021. Officers found the victim, Westley Hill, lying on the living room floor with gunshot wounds. 

According to the investigation, witnesses said Defendant Hill shot his brother Westley then drove off in his mother’s car. One witness, who was in a bedroom at the time, heard the gunshots being fired. 

The defendant and victim’s mother was also inside the house at the time. She told investigators that the brothers had a dispute over a fan, and Defendant Hill grabbed a gun. His mother questioned him and told him that it wasn’t that serious. Defendant Hill put the gun down and went outside. After he came back inside, she heard shots followed by Westley screaming. Westley, who was shot twice, succumbed to his injuries. 

On February 5, 2022, the vehicle that Defendant Hill fled in was spotted back at the house. Officers spoke with Hill’s mother, who advised that Defendant Hill had left the car at a different location and that she had been driving it. Defendant Hill was not at the home, and his mother had no information about his location. On March 29, 2022, at the urging of his mother Defendant Hill turned himself in.  

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie presided over the trial. Sentencing for Defendant Hill will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

The case, assigned to the Homicide & Gangs Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Tauri Thomas with assistance from Assistant District Attorney Emily Donkervoet, District Attorney Investigator Christopher Hollowood, and Supervising Victim Advocate Ikwo Nyong. Former DeKalb County Police Department Detective J.B. Williams, now an investigator with the DA’s Office, led the initial investigation.