Murder conviction overturned in Georgia hot car death case
Georgia’s highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.”
Feral cat with rabies prompts warning for Glynn County
A feral cat on the south end of St. Simons Island tested positive for rabies after acting aggressively toward a family dog on Tuesday, according to the Glynn County Health Department. The dog is up to date on rabies vaccinations and was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.
What Glynn County voters will see on the primary ballot
The much-covered governor, U.S. Senate and secretary of state races are on the primary ballot across Georgia, along with a dozen other statewide offices you can learn about here. Glynn County voters, especially Republicans, will also see state Senate, state House, and several local offices on their ballot.
Camden County man indicted on felony murder in death of cousin during drug raid
A Camden County man who fired at deputies who were serving a search warrant before dawn at his home in May 2021 has been indicted on a felony murder charge because a woman was shot and killed during his exchange of gunfire with deputies, prosecutors announced Friday.
Deputies involved in death of Georgia mother during raid won’t be charged, DA says
Glynn County District Attorney Keith Higgins announced Wednesday that law enforcement officers involved in an incident that resulted in the death of Latoya James during a drug raid last year will not be charged with a crime.
Former pastor Ken Adkins demanding new trial, claims prosecutorial misconduct on part of Jackie Johnson
Former church leader Ken Adkins, who was convicted at a trial in 2017 of child molestation and sentenced to 35 years in prison, plus life on probation, is demanding a Georgia court give him a new trial on his child molestation charges.
Glynn County files federal lawsuit against Golden Ray owner, salvage company
Glynn County has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the owner of the Golden Ray, the company involved in the salvage of the capsized ship and others, claiming significant damage to the coastal environment and to the county’s economy.
Prosecutor: Ahmaud Arbery’s killers known to use racist slurs
The three white men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery had histories of making racist comments or using slurs in text messages that stunned their friends and colleagues, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday as the trio stood trial on hate crime charges in the 25-year-old Black man’s death.
Judge in Ahmaud Arbery death federal trial to seat jury Monday
The federal judge presiding over the hate crimes trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery said she will seat a jury Monday after a week spent asking potential jurors what they already know about the Black man’s death as well as their views on racism in America.
In Ahmaud Arbery death case, possible jurors question hate crimes
Several potential jurors in the hate crimes trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery said in court Tuesday that they believe problems with racism in America are exaggerated and questioned whether there should be special charges or punishments for crimes motivated by race.
Glynn County Police offer $5K reward, ask for photos, video related to 18-year-old’s murder
The Glynn County Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Amondrick Tijuane Roberts.
‘I see his execution in my mind over and over’: Family shares grief as Arbery’s killers sentenced to life
Before a judge determines Friday whether the three men convicted in the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery will be given the possibility of parole for their mandatory life sentences, Arbery’s family shared with the court how his murder has impacted their lives.
US judge plans jury pool of 1,000 for 2nd Arbery death trial
The federal judge presiding over the upcoming hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery said Monday she plans to summon a jury pool of roughly 1,000 people scattered across an expansive area that covers 43 Georgia counties. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood told prosecutors and defense attorneys at a pretrial hearing that she was granting their joint request to cast a wider net for potential jurors. Jury selection in the federal case is scheduled to begin Feb. 7.news.yahoo.com
Tensions flare in Arbery death trial as Jesse Jackson visits
A judge denied mistrial requests on Monday at the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery after defense attorneys claimed jurors were tainted by weeping from the gallery where the slain Black man's parents sat with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The judge said he found one defense lawyer's complaints last week about Black pastors to be “reprehensible,” and that no group would be excluded from his courtroom. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael armed themselves and pursued the 25-year-old Black man in a pickup truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020.news.yahoo.com