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File photo of courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

3 Convicted In Murder Of Atlanta Rapper

Melvin Vernell III, an Atlanta rapper who called himself Lil Phat, was shot and killed in June 2012 outside a hospital where he was awaiting the birth of his child.

08/29/2014

File photo of handcuffs.   (Photo credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Officer Arrested In Woman’s Death

An Atlanta Police officer suspected in the murder of a 26-year-old woman has been arrested while trying to catch a flight to Mexico, authorities say.

08/28/2014

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Kendrick Johnson’s Parents Sue School System In His Death

Atlanta (WAOK)-The parents of Kendrick Johnson are suing the Lowndes County school district for the wrongful death of their son.  Kendrick Johnson was 17 years old when his body was found rolled up in a […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2014

Booking photo of Justin Ross Harris. (credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

Autopsy: Hyperthermia Killed Child Left In Hot SUV

A medical examiner in Georgia says hyperthermia was the cause of death for a toddler left for hours in his father’s SUV.

06/25/2014

Booking photo of Justin Ross Harris. (credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Felony Murder After Son Died In Hot SUV For Hours

Police in suburban Atlanta say a man whose 22-month-old son died after being left in a hot SUV for hours has been charged with felony murder.

06/19/2014

Booking photo of Erin Justice. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested In Detroit Mom’s Death; Kids Missing

Investigators dug in a Detroit backyard in the search for a 6-year-old and her infant brother, police said Thursday as authorities pursued a murder charge against a man suspected in their mother’s death.

06/12/2014

Police say the victim was drugged and the two suspects planned to rob him of his jewelry. (Getty Images)

2 Charged In Death Of Man Found Lying On Couch

Police say the victim was drugged and the two suspects planned to rob him of his jewelry.

06/04/2014

Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Execution Set For Man In 1989 Rape And Murder Of Atlanta Teen

Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts.

05/28/2014

A Georgia elementary school handcuffed a 6-year-old special needs student “for his personal safety” after school officials say his “disruptive” actions caused them to restrain the first-grader.  (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Atlanta Student Arrested In Grandmother’s Death 

14-year-old boy showed up at Therrell High School with blood on his clothes.

04/18/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Gets 30 Years In Shooting Of Atlanta Officer

A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the shooting of an Atlanta police officer nearly two years ago.

02/19/2014

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