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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
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Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
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The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
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The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
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The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses. They are there to represent the men and women fromMore >>
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses.More >>
May 6, 2008
Albany -- An Albany teenager made his first court appearance Tuesday on charges that he murdered a little boy. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Vincent Soilberry brutally beat 3-year-old Shondarius Roney.
The little boy's family calls Soilberry a coward, and say they want justice.
Shaquita Bell says there's no way she can go back to living inside the home where her only son, three-year-old Shondarius Roney was killed. Police say he was beaten to death by her boyfriend of seven months, Vincent Soilberry. Now she has moved out.
"It's like an out of body experience," she said. "It's as if I'm looking at somebody else, it's not like it's me, it's like I'm looking at somebody else and it's hard to go over there knowing that he did that, it's hard.
Bell left home Friday because of the exterminator, and considered coming home when the appointment was canceled. It was the last time she saw Shon alive. Soilberry had agreed to watch him, now both Bell and her mother want answers.
"Then he called me an told me he fell out and that was it, and he didn't have the decency to tell me the truth, and I just want to know why, that's it, I just want to know why?" said Bell.
"I feel like he was a real coward," said Grandmother Debra Bell. "Because that was a three-year-old baby and ain't nothing he could ever do to make somebody want to do that to him and he took something from us that he can't give us back."
Bell's mother Debra said she had concerns about her daughter's boyfriend because she had heard from one of Soilberry's relatives that he had trouble controlling his anger.
We asked Bell whether she ever saw Soilberry get violent? Had he ever been violent over that time? So she felt completely comfortable, Soilberry was around the child frequently?
She nodded her affirmatively, "Or he wouldn't have been with him..."
Now she has a warning for other mothers, while her own mother just wants justice. "Be careful because people are not who you think they are, they don't show who they are until it's too late, be careful," said Shaquita.
"He didn't know what was going on, he didn't know, he was three-years-old and I want justice for Shon," said his grandmother.
Soilberry is charged with murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and cruelty to a child and the Child Death Investigation Team has promised the family justice.
Shondarius Roney's funeral will be held Wednesday at two o'clock at J. L. Litman Funeral Home in East Albany.