Avery Nicole King


Age: 2

Summary: niece of Metro Atlanta-based Passion Community Baptist Church founder and lead pastor Paul Casola who had been hospitalized in extremely critical condition after she was repeatedly struck and rundown by a smiling, laughing hit-and-run driver in a McDonald's parking lot on U.S. Highway 278 in Covington, Georgia while leaving the fast-food restaurant with her pregnant mother, her aunt and her two young cousins who were also wounded during an apparent intentional vehicular attack earlier in May 2006, in which additional murder charges were expected for the suspect identified as 46-year-old Lanny Perry Barnes, but authorities have not been able to determine a motive.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a random hit-and-run attack

Born: June 1, 2004

Died: May 24, 2006

Atlanta, Georgia