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  1. Donte Wyatt

    Convicted killer of LGBT activist gets four life sentences

    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...
  2. Antione Hood

    Guilty verdict for man who killed fiancé, claimed suicide

    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 ... Read on...
  3. Carlester Gilbert

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

    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 ... Read on...
  4. Robert A. Tate

    Life sentence for human trafficker

    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 ... Read on...
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    Caregiver indicted for defrauding 83-year-old client

    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. Read on...
  6. 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 ... Read on...
  7. 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 ... Read on...
  8. Malanie Denise Putman

    Speeding drivers indicted in 2015 death of 3 children

    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. Read on...
  9. Aeman Presley

    Serial killer pleads guilty to pair of DeKalb murders

    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. Read on...
  10. 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 ... Read on...
  11. 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. Read on...
  12. 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 felon, and one count each of ... Read on...
  13. 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 assistant district attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office ... Read on...
  14. 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 2015 prom-night automobile crash. Ramiro Gerrardo Pedemonte pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide ... Read on...
  15. 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 ... Read on...
  16. 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...
  17. 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. Read on...
  18. 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. Read on...
  19. 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 ... Read on...
  20. 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 ... Read on...
  21. 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 ... Read on...
  22. Officer charged with murder in death of Air Force veteran

    A DeKalb County Grand Jury returned an indictment today, charging a police officer with murder in the shooting death of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. Read on...
  23. DeKalb County Launches New Mental Health Court

    The DeKalb County Felony Mental Health Court (DCFMHC) is set to launch this month thanks to a $119,398 grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office provides the required $11,940 match. Read on...
  24. DeKalb District Attorney Seeks Indictment of Officer Involved in the Death of Anthony Hill

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced today he will seek a criminal indictment for the murder of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. Read on...
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