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Posted on: March 9, 2017

DA Appoints New Team to Case Against Former Police Officer Charged with Murder

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Ruling Pending from Georgia Supreme Court

Decatur, Ga. -  DeKalb County District Sherry Boston has assembled a new team of attorneys to prosecute the case against former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen.

A grand jury indicted Olsen on January ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Caregiver pleads guilty to defrauding DeKalb Senior

A former health care provider indicted for stealing from a DeKalb County client has entered a guilty plea. During court proceedings on Thursday, 30-year-old Kimalika Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of Exploitation of an Elder Person in connection with ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Life without parole serial rapist convicted of molesting five-year old in new case.

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A convicted rapist will spend life behind bars following a new conviction for child molestation. DeKalb County jurors returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against 61-year-old Joseph Timothy Jones on three counts of Child Molestation for abusing a five-year-...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Daycare provider convicted, sentenced to prison for critically injuring 16-month old

Decatur, Ga.  A former DeKalb County daycare provider accused of critically injuring a child in her care has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars following her conviction by jury trial.  Jurors returned guilty verdicts against 59-year-...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Convicted killer of LGBT activist gets four life sentences

Donte Wyatt

DECATUR, GA – A man who killed a gay rights activist will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A DeKalb County judge today gave Donte Lamar Wyatt four life sentences plus 51 years for the April 2015 crime spree that left a 37-year-old Atlanta woman dead...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Guilty verdict for man who killed fiancé, claimed suicide

Antione Hood

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today found a man guilty of shooting and killing his fiancé as she was trying to end their relationship.
Antione Hood, 31, was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm du...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Former barber indicted for death of ex-girlfriend’s son

Carlester Gilbert

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted a Gwinnett County man for the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s son amidst a violent June 2016 crime spree.
Carlester Gilbert is charged with malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, four counts ...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Life sentence for human trafficker

Robert A. Tate

DECATUR, GA – A Lithonia man will spend the rest of his life in jail for selling two under-aged girls for sex.
Robert Tate, 30, was found guilty of rape, two counts of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, two counts of pimping a person under the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Caregiver indicted for defrauding 83-year-old client

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DECATUR, GA – A Union City woman was indicted for allegedly cheating a DeKalb County senior she was hired to care for out of nearly $40,000.
Kimalika Aaesha Smith is charged with three counts of exploitation of an elder person and six counts of identity...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

BOC’s former chief of staff, business associate indicted

DECATUR, GA – A former DeKalb County Board of Commissioners chief of staff and a man who did business with the county were indicted today for theft and conspiracy.
Morris Williams and Douglas Wayne Cotter were charged on two counts of theft by taking and...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

DeKalb man convicted in 2-year-old’s death

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today found a man guilty of fatally beating his fiancé’s 2-year-old son in 2012.
Devin Sawyer was convicted of felony murder, first-degree child cruelty, aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery for the...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Speeding drivers indicted in 2015 death of 3 children

Malanie Denise Putman

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County grand jury indicted a man and woman linked to the deaths of three young children during illegal drag racing on Moreland Avenue in April 2015.
Malanie Denise Putman and James Gerald Benford were each charged with three count...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Serial killer pleads guilty to pair of DeKalb murders

Aeman Presley

DECATUR, GA – Accused serial killer Aeman L. Presley was sentenced Monday to two life sentences without the possibility for parole for killing a Cobb hair dresser and a homeless DeKalb man.
Presley, 35, pleaded guilty to all charges connected to the Sept...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

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 for...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

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.
Spencer was convicted of two counts of first-degree homicide by vehicle, two counts of hit and run, and one count of ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

DeKalb Taxi Carjacker Convicted

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 ...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Veteran prosecutor named to DA’s gang unit

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May 9, 2016

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 a...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Former Lakeside High student pleads guilty to fatal prom-night auto collision

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May 4, 2016

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 20...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

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 and possession of a firearm...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

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...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

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.“He could have kil...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

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. He will b...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

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, and reckless d...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

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 Jeffery Price, Octavious Johnson, Donovan Harris...Read on...