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A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:54:42 GMT
The attorney for the family of a teenager found dead at Lowndes High School says information from paramedics contradicts what sheriff's investigators say. But the sheriff's office says there's an explanation. 17-year-oldMore >>
The attorney for the family of a teenager found dead at Lowndes High School says information from paramedics contradicts what sheriff's investigators say. But the sheriff's office says there's an explanation.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:46:20 GMT
The Albany Police Department says that a woman who was walking along 8th Avenue was bitten by a dog Thursday afternoon. Here is the release provided by APD- At approximately 1:08 this afternoon, DispatchMore >>
The Albany Police Department says that a woman who was walking along 8th Avenue was bitten by a dog Thursday afternoon.More >>
March 11, 2003
(Albany-AP) -- A 43-year-old Haitian immigrant farm worker told a judge he killed one man and injured two others because they had placed a voodoo hex on him.
Reynold Calixte pleaded guilty but mentally ill last Friday to felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Dougherty Superior Court Judge Stephen Goss sentenced him to life in prison. Chief Assistant District Attorney Gregory Edwards called it the most bizarre thing he's seen in his years as a prosecutor.
Edwards dropped a malice murder charge and weapons charges in exchange for the plea. Calixte killed Stephen Dameus by first shooting him in the stomach, cutting his throat and then stabbing him in the chest in an Albany hotel June 22, 2001, Edwards said.
Edwards said Calixte believed Dameus put a fatal hex on him by sprinkling black powder on his bus seat, shoes and pillow. Defense attorney Willie Weaver said Calixte thought the only way to save his life was to kill Dameus because he didn't have enough money to return to Haiti and see a witch doctor to reverse the hex.
Calixte, who cut his own throat during the attack, was found lying across Dameus. Edwards said he asked officers to kill him when they arrived. The night before the attack, Calixte was in the hospital with a high fever.
Edwards said he left the hospital against doctors' advice, went to the motel and attacked Dameus and two men he believed helped him.