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  1. Life sentence for man convicted of 2015 Exxon murder

    DECATUR, GA – A man convicted of murder for the July 2015 killing of a DeKalb County store clerk was sentenced to life without parole plus five years in prison. Read on...
  2. Gunman sentenced to life plus 45 years over $13 debt

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today convicted a man for fatally shooting someone and injuring two others in a dispute about a $13 debt. Johnie Oliver, Jr., was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole plus 45 years ... Read on...
  3. Gang’s state chief indicted for ordering murder from prison

    DECATUR, GA – The head of the Sex Money Murder Bloods in Georgia was charged today with ordering an inner-gang retaliation hit from prison that killed a 9-month-old boy. Kenneth Eric Jackson, AKA “KG the God,” was indicted on murder and gang charges ... Read on...
  4. Man convicted of fatally striking DJ changing tire

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury on Friday found Andrew James Spencer guilty of killing a man changing a woman’s flat tire along I-20. Read on...
  5. DeKalb Taxi Carjacker Convicted

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury convicted a man who led a 2011 crime spree robbing taxi drivers at gunpoint. Tyre Gay was found guilty of three counts of armed robbery, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, and one count each of ... Read on...
  6. Veteran prosecutor named to DA’s gang unit

    DECATUR, GA – Career criminal prosecutor Lance Cross is joining the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office to work with the organized crime unit. In nine years as an assistant district attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office ... Read on...
  7. Former Lakeside High student pleads guilty to fatal prom-night auto collision

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for killing a Lakeside High School teacher in a 2015 prom-night automobile crash. Ramiro Gerrardo Pedemonte pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide ... Read on...
  8. Murder conviction in July 2015 Exxon robbery

    DECATUR, GA – A man accused of killing a DeKalb County store clerk in July 2015 was found guilty of all charges on Friday. A DeKalb County Jury found Rickey Dashun Westbrook guilty of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault ... Read on...
  9. Ex-MARTA Cop Indicted on Arson Charges

    DECATUR, GA – A former MARTA Police officer was charged Tuesday for setting his car on fire and reporting it stolen. A DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted Malasta Hill on charges of arson, false report of a crime and damaging property to defraud another ... Read on...
  10. Man pleads guilty in 2013 “Good Samaritan” toddler shooting

    DECATUR, GA – Chazrel Burton pleaded guilty today to shooting 2-year-old Evan Harrison outside a Kroger in June 2013. Burton, 25, will serve 25 years of a 40-year sentence in prison. The remaining 15 years he will serve on probation. Read on...
  11. Former Chamblee officer sentenced to life in prison

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County judge today sentenced former Chamblee and MARTA policeman Kelless Twohearts Lory to life in prison. Lory, 58, was convicted last week of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation. Read on...
  12. Former officer convicted of child molestation

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today convicted a retired police officer of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation. Kelless Twohearts Lory, 58, of Stone Mountain, was immediately taken into custody ... Read on...
  13. Man indicted in wreck that killed teacher

    DECATUR, Ga. - A man charged with killing a Lakeside High School teacher entered a plea of not guilty today. Last week, a DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted Ramiro Pedemonte, 20, on charges of homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle ... Read on...
  14. Bloods gang members indicted after deadly crime spree

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted seven men in connection with a four-month gang robbing spree that ended in the Dec. 26, 2015 shooting death of Marcus Wilder. The 50-count indictment names ... Read on...
  15. Officer charged with murder in death of Air Force veteran

    A DeKalb County Grand Jury returned an indictment today, charging a police officer with murder in the shooting death of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. Read on...
  16. DeKalb County Launches New Mental Health Court

    The DeKalb County Felony Mental Health Court (DCFMHC) is set to launch this month thanks to a $119,398 grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office provides the required $11,940 match. Read on...
  17. DeKalb District Attorney Seeks Indictment of Officer Involved in the Death of Anthony Hill

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced today he will seek a criminal indictment for the murder of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. Read on...
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    DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Receives Grant to Combat Gangs Through Technology

    The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office received $385,118 to combat local gangs through technology. The United States Department of Justice grant provides the DA's Office with software that interfaces with local and federal law enforcement agencies. Read on...
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    DeKalb District Attorney Robert James Announces Indictment of Three Teens Accused of Killing Shaneku

    A DeKalb County grand jury indicted a trio of teens for the murder of Shaneku McCurty. Cameron Williams, Demonte Grant and Jermaine Grant face malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault charges for the October 23 shooting at a local gas station. Read on...
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    DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Hosts Community Forum on Gangs, November 14th

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is hosting a community forum to combat the rise of gang-related violence in DeKalb County on Saturday, November 14, at The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, located at 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur. Read on...
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    Former Sanitation Department Supervisor Sentenced to 10 Years for Stealing Gas, Forgery

    A former Department of Sanitation Supervisor was sentenced to 10 years for stealing $10,000 worth of gas from DeKalb County while working as a Department of Sanitation supervisor in 2011 and 2012. Read on...
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    MARTA Breeze Card Scheme Yields Additional Indictments

    A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted two additional men in an elaborate scheme involving hundreds of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Breeze cards. Read on...
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    Bloods Gang Member Receives Life Plus 25 Years for Murder

    DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson accepted a negotiated plea for a man who lured, beat and murdered Robert Ross on January 8, 2012. Read on...
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    Collective Public Safety Effort Yields 45-Count Gang Indictment

    A DeKalb County Police Department investigation, in conjunction with the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office, resulted in a 45-count indictment charging nine local gang members with Murder and Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Read on...
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    Fourth DeKalb County Watershed Employee Sentenced to Jail for Overtime Scheme

    Judge Juwayn Haddad accepted a plea from the fourth DeKalb County Watershed Department employee charged with bilking DeKalb County out of thousands of dollars in fraudulent overtime pay. Read on...
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    District Attorney Robert James, Sheriff Jeff Mann Host 7th Annual Faith Leaders Conference, August 2

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann will host the 7th Annual Faith Leaders Conference on Wednesday, August 26. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, located at 556 N. McDonough St. Read on...
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    District Attorney's Office Participates in 6th Annual Community Day with the Sheriff

    The 6th Annual “Community ‘Day with the Sheriff,” which unites middle and high school students with DeKalb County law enforcement officials, will be held Wednesday, July 29 at Stars and Strikes bowling center in Stone Mountain. Read on...
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    Brothers Targeting Elderly Victims Sentenced to 20 Years

    Two brothers who scammed seniors out of tens of thousands of dollars have been sentenced to 20 years to serve 10 behind bars and repay $100,000 in restitution. Read on...
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    Former DKPD Officer Sentenced to 10 Years for Violation of Oath

    Superior Court Judge Mark Scott accepted a negotiated plea involving a former DeKalb County Police officer who admitted to soliciting sex from prostitutes while on duty. Read on...
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    Assistant District Attorney Alejandro Pascual Honored by GAPABA

    Assistant District Attorney Alejandro “Andy” Pascual will be honored by as the recipient of their 2015 Rising Star Award. The award will be presented to Pascual’s wife and mother during GAPABA’s annual gala on May 14, at the Fernbank Museum. Read on...
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    Earl Pizzarelli Found Guilty of Bilking Thousands from Local Charity

    Earl Pizzarelli pleaded guilty to misappropriating $49,000.00 from a local nonprofit he volunteered with for eight years. Pizzarelli was sentenced by Judge Hilton Fuller to 15 years with six months to serve behind bars. Read on...
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