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Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Albany, GA - (WALB) Judge Willie Lockette granted a stay of execution for Ray Johnson to check into DNA evidence in the Angela Sizemore murder in 1994. The D.A. says he will appeal.
Judge Lockette said he was just granting a stay. He was not granting new DNA testing or new trial. He said he will hold a hearing again February 1, 2012. The stay will give the defense time to review evidence and consult with experts.
Condemned murderer Ray Johnson's lawyer had a hearing in a Dougherty County courtroom, trying to get new evidence testing, attempting to save his life.
Defense attorney Brian Kammer argued that DNA evidence from the murder of Angela Sizemore in 1994 can be retested, using new procedures that were not available back then.
He suggested the suspect touched all of Sizemore's clothes and they should be retested.
Dougherty D. A. Greg Edwards went back through witness accounts at the original trial that put Johnson in the Fundamentals bar with Sizemore, and on eastside after she was murdered, near the holding pond where Sizemore's body was found in her Chevy Suburban.
He asked that the request for a new trial and DNA testing be dismissed.
Kammer wanted what he called "Touch DNA" testing to be done. He said that this could shed new light on a greasy substance on some of Sizemore's clothing, as well as mucus and saliva on the fabric.
The defense also argued that there was not enough blood present at either of the locations where Sizemore was to account for the 41 stab wounds that she suffered.
He said that could prove that someone else was involved, or that just Marcus Johnson was present during the murder, but it could exclude him.
Edwards argued that exhaustive testing has been done, and even if someone else may have been present when Sizemore was killed, that doesn't clear Johnson.
Johnson was set to be put to death tomorrow evening at the state prison in Butts County.