Pulaski teen indicted in college student’s death

jkovac@macon.comJune 24, 2013 

Robert Kane Rolison

A Pulaski County grand jury indicted a 17-year-old student on a murder charge Monday in connection with the April slaying of a Middle Georgia State College schoolmate.

Robert Kane Rolison was also indicted on a charge that he concealed the death of Jmaal Malik Keyes, 19, whose remains turned up in the woods behind Rolison’s house on the outskirts of Hawkinsville.

Rolison was charged with murder and jailed May 9 in Bleckley County, but the charges were later moved to neighboring Pulaski. That’s where Rolison was living with his mother near the woods where the GBI has said Keyes’ remains were found.

Keyes was missing for about two weeks.

Rolison, a student at Hawkinsville High School, was jointly enrolled at Middle Georgia State. He had moved out of student housing before late April and was commuting to Cochran when Keyes, who was from Austell, disappeared.

Authorities have not divulged whether Rolison and Keyes knew one another. Nor have investigators said what led them to suspect Rolison.

To contact writer Joe Kovac Jr., call 744-4397.

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