A 13-year-old boy from the Sunbury area could be held in a youth detention facility until the age of 21 after changing his plea Wednesday on charges that he killed his mother’s fiance. The boy, whom the Gazette is not naming because of his age, admitted that he shot and killed 38-year-old Jeffrey Reece April 23. In a plea deal with prosecutors, the boy admitted to one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification, a lesser offense than his original charge of murder.
Nov 16 2011 | Posted in Current News
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — In the violent underground novel Absolved, right-wing militia members upset about gun control make war against the U.S. government. This week, federal prosecutors accused four elderly Georgia men of plotting to use the book as a script for a real-life wave of terror and assassination involving explosives and the highly lethal poison ricin.
Nov 2 2011 | Posted in AP News
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A different judge will oversee a second trial for a former Delaware man accused of raping two juvenile relatives.
A Delaware man whose dogs mauled and crippled a 67-year-old man last October won’t get another felony conviction, but he still faces up to 36 months in prison. Virgil C. Mitchell III, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday to five misdemeanors — one county of failure to confine a vicious dog, and four counts of allowing an animal to run loose and seriously injure a person.