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Death penalty sought in Atlanta slayings

ATLANTA - The Fulton County district attorney says he'll seek the death penalty for two men...Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Friday he plans to pursue the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-17/death-penalty-sought-atlanta
Trial date is set in Adrian Peterson child abuse case

...season. The Vikings' final regular-season game is Dec. 28.The trial date might change, too: Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said he intends to file a motion to recuse Judge Kelly Case after the judge called each lead attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-08/trial-date-set-adrian-peterso
Giants' Cruz out for season with knee injury

...to remove the judge presiding over the felony child abuse case against Adrian Peterson.Assistant Montgomery County District Attorney Phil Grant tells the Houston Chronicle that prosecutors plant to argue for replacing state District Judge Kelly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-13/giants-cruz-out-season-knee-i
Prosecutor won't seek death penalty for father of toddler who died after being left in hot car

...his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in an e-mailed statement that he won't seek the death penalty against Justin Ross Harris...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-24/prosecutor-wont-seek-d
Grand jury to decide if Tony Stewart is charged

...August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday.Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-09-16/grand-jury-decide-if-tony-
Grand jury won't charge Stewart in driver's death

...car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 race.That doesn't mean it's over.A few hours after Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced the grand jury's decision in this upstate New York hamlet, the Ward family indicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-24/grand-jury-wont-charge-stewa
New England loses key defender Sealver Siliga

...defensive lineman Ray McDonald in connection with his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced on Twitter that McDonald's court hearing Monday is delayed as an investigation continues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-27/new-england-loses-key-defende
Across the region

...pleaded guilty to burglary and theft by taking. After his release, he will spend 42 years on probation. Fulton County district attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones says Slaton pleaded guilty to avoid going to trial.Authorities have said Hank...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-04/across-region
'A naked abuse of power'

...faces up to 105 years in prison" betray the political vindictiveness directed against him by liberal Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose "Public Integrity Unit" was defunded by Perry in an attempt to remove her from office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-22/naked-abuse-power
25-year low for black Georgia inmates

...Deputy Director Russell Andrews says the drop may be linked to a large decline in crack cocaine use and Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says improving economic conditions may also be a factor. GBI Director Vernon Keenan says the change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-03/number-black-inmates-2