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Exam Ordered For Man Accused In GA Police Shooting

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer to undergo another psychological exam to determine whether he’s fit to stand trial. Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court […]


Jamie Hood

New Judge Assigned To Case In Ga. Officer’s Death

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A new judge has been assigned to the case of a man charged in the 2011 shooting death of an Athens police officer. The defendant, Jamie Hood, had requested that a […]


Jamie Hood

New Judge Ordered In Jamie Hood Case

ATHENS – (WAOK/AJC)  A court  has ruled that judge Lawton Stephens must step down in the case against accused cop killer Jamie Hood.   Judge David Sweat whose been presiding over the case,  since Stephens stepped aside,  until a decision […]


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Judge: Accused Athens Killer Competent For Trial

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A judge has ruled that a man accused of killing one police officer and wounding another in Athens is competent to stand trial. Clarke County Superior Court Judge David Sweat made the ruling […]


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Lawyers For Accused Cop Killer Wants Transfer

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Lawyers for the man accused of killing an Athens-Clarke police officer are asking that he be transferred from the Clarke County Jail to the DeKalb County Jail. Attorneys for Jamie Hood made […]


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Athens Officer Laid To Rest

Over two thousand people, many members of the law enforcement community,  gathered Sunday to celebrate the life of Athens Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian. Christian was killed Tuesday while investigating a car-jacking when he was […]


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Hood Surrenders Peacefully

After a long day of intense negotiations Friday suspected Athens cop killer Jamie Hood walked out of an apartment surrounded by four of the eight hostages he had been holding and surrendered peacefully to police […]