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Georgia Crime

Sheriff Charged In Real Estate Agent's Shooting Was 'Practicing Police Tactics'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Crime

A Georgia sheriff has been charged in connection with the questionable shooting of a real estate agent. According to the Gwinnett County District A...

Bank Customer Holds Would-Be Bank Robber At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 03.27.2015 | Crime

Score one for the good guys. A Georgia man is credited with thwarting a bank heist on Tuesday by holding a would-be robber at gunpoint until author...

How to Get Away With Murder: The State of Capital Punishment

Trey Lyon | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Every tweet, interview, Facebook post and letter speaks to Kelly's willingness to not only pursue peace but to minister to other inmates, sharing hope and light from a place of internal resilience.

Couple Goes Missing After Driving To Meet Craigslist Seller

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 03.28.2015 | Crime

McRAE, Ga. (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto h...

911 Call: Police Chief Tries To Explain How He Shot His Wife

Associated Press | RAY HENRY | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — A police chief in Georgia told a 911 dispatcher he accidentally shot his wife while moving a handgun that was in their bed, according...

Police Chief Says He Shot His Wife Accidentally (UPDATE)

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

A Georgia police chief, who claims he accidentally shot his wife twice, has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigat...

Delta Baggage Handler Arrested In Gun Smuggling Plot

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by fe...

Deputy Investigated After Girlfriend Shoots Herself With His Gun

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.18.2014 | Crime

A Georgia deputy is being investigated after his girlfriend allegedly killed herself using his gun. Nikki Guined, 20, died Dec. 10 in the bedroom o...

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Handcuffed Man Found Armed In Patrol Car

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

A handcuffed Georgia man was shot and killed by police who say he kicked his way out of a cruiser and brandished a firearm. The Georgia Bureau of I...

Judge Calls Child Rapist A Vile 'Bitch'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

A Georgia judge had tough words for a woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rape and molest her two young daughters. "I don't know that...

Mother Of Toddler Dead In Hot Car Case Hires Attorney

AP | JEFF MARTIN | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for ...

Child Rape Case Leaves Mysteries

AP | MITCH WEISS and RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 09.01.2014 | Crime

Matthew Coniglio's Georgia home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thum...

'This Man Was Out To Kill': Driver Repeatedly Runs Over Woman At Traffic Light

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.29.2014 | Crime

A Georgia man is charged with murder after allegedly running over a woman with his car. Dewey Green, 23, drove up behind an SUV sitting at a traffi...

Murder Suspect Knew Son Was Inside Hot Car: Warrant

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — The investigation of a toddler's death in a hot SUV in Georgia hinges on a key question: Was the boy the victim of a horrific acciden...

Georgia Man's Beheading, Wife's Killing, Leaves Authorities Baffled

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community ...

Body Of Missing 87-year-old Woman Found In Lake

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — Investigators found a body Friday that they believe to be that of a missing 87-year-old Georgia woman whose husband was discove...

Shooting Reported At Mall Parking Lot

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — Police around Atlanta were searching for a suspect Monday after a woman was shot in the middle of the afternoon in a mall's parking l...

Teen Accused Of Spending $31K Bank Error

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Weird News

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia teen is under arrest and accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited int...

Shooting Near Albany High School In Georgia

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A 16-year-old student was shot in the arm near Albany High School in Georgia, according to WALB-TV. The ABC News affiliate's website reports that t...

Child Found In Burned Trash Bin Had Tried To Run Away

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police reports show that a 10-year-old girl whose malnourished body was found in a suburban Atlanta ...

Man Sentenced For Beating 8 People To Death

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 11.01.2013 | Crime

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Dressed in orange jailhouse garb rather than the suit he wore at trial, Guy Heinze Jr. bowed his head as a j...

Footage Released From Baffling Death In High School Gym

Posted 10.31.2013 | Crime

A U.S. attorney in Georgia will make an announcement on Thursday afternoon about the death of a teenager who suffocated in a high school gymnasium, CN...

Police Fatally Shoot Man During Response To Medical Emergency

Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime

Police in Georgia say they had no choice but to shoot a man who was, according to his family, experiencing an adverse reaction to medication he took f...

Georgia Sheriff's Deputy Sold Pot From Squad Car: Feds

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 09.20.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA -- Federal authorities have filed drug and firearms charges against a Georgia sheriff's deputy they say sold marijuana from his squad car to a...

Startling Link Between Kidnapped Teen's Mom And Suspect

Posted 09.19.2013 | Crime

Authorities in Georgia have revealed a new link between a kidnapped teen's mother and one suspect in her daughter's abduction. Police records show ...