ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday issued a stay temporarily blocking the execution of convicted killer Jack Alderman, who was scheduled to die today.
ATLANTA - Georgia looks to slash its soaring prison medical costs by releasing ailing and often elderly inmates.
A man with a handgun robbed a North Augusta convenience store Thursday.
Even as his quarry now is caged in a jail cell, the hunt hasn't ended for Richard Hyde. The Attorney General's chief investigator, whose work led to the guilty plea Thursday of former Medical College of Georgia researcher Richard Borison on 36 theft and conspiracy counts, will still be pursuing whether others were involved in the eight-year scheme to divert funds from the college into private companies. "The case is not over," Mr. Hyde said.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole commuted the prison sentence of an elderly Lincolnton man who walked away from a prison work detail 46 years ago. State authorities arrested Sam Turner, 75, in the presence of his family last week. But Tuesday, they decided he did not deserve to be in prison. "It's obvious that Mr. Turner was ill and is ill now," said Pardons and Paroles spokeswoman Scheree Lipscomb. "Justice would be better served if he were allowed to go home.
ATLANTA --- Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering."
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has refused parole for an Augusta man who surprised a woman holding her infant child and killed her with a hammer.
Killer Alexander E. Williams IV has yet to pay for the evil he did 14 years ago when he kidnapped, robbed, raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl here in Augusta, and stashed her lifeless, violated body in the woods.
A former Augusta man who repeatedly stalked an ex-girlfriend, tried to hire a man to maim a physician, and burned down his business in the midst of a fraud investigation, walked out of prison Wednesday. Mark Ogletree was denied an early release by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole, but his freedom resulted from a ruling by Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. Judge Mulherin originally sentenced Mr. Ogletree, 35, to serve seven years in prison followed by three years on probation when he pleaded guilty but mentally ill in May 1995.
Georgia's longest-running fugitive, pardoned two weeks ago, spent the holiday season at home with his family. Sam Turner, 75, was discharged from Columbia-Augusta Medical Center on Dec. 18, said nursing supervisor John Tillman. He had been hospitalized with pneumonia two days after the law caught up with him for a crime committed half a century ago.