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Elrod faces death penalty in Peach deputy slayings

District Attorney David Cooke announced Thursday that his office will seek the death penalty against Ralph Stanley Elrod in the Nov. 6, 2016, fatal shooting of Peach County deputy Daryl Smallwood and Sgt. Patrick Sondron.

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Man faces criminal charges in fatal ATV crash

Bibb County grand jurors voted to indict 26-year-old Cody James Griffin on three counts of homicide by vehicle Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in the May 2016 death of a passenger on an all-terrain vehicle he was driving on Columbus Road in Lizella.

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Driver indicted in crash that prompted delay of Wings Cafe trial

Bibb County grand jurors indicted Larry Michael Jones, 20, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, on two counts of serious injury by vehicle and one count each of DUI and reckless driving in connection with an Aug. 6, 2016, crash that injured Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Cedric Penson and led to the postponing of Macon’s Wings Cafe murder trial.

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Witness: Woman who shot black teen has used 'racial slurs'

New details in the shooting of 15-year-old Vernon Marcus Jr. emerged on Tuesday in Bibb County Magistrate Court. A witness to the alleged shooting said Elisabeth Cannon, accused of wounding Marcus, had in the past used racial slurs when confronting people outside her house. Monday night's shooting happened at the edge of Cannon's property on Bloomfield Drive in south Macon after Cannon reportedly called the police about people throwing rocks at her house just north of Rocky Creek Road.

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Witness: Woman who shot black teen has used 'racial slurs'

New details in the shooting of 15-year-old Vernon Marcus Jr. emerged on Tuesday in Bibb County Magistrate Court. A witness to the alleged shooting said Elisabeth Cannon, accused of wounding Marcus, had in the past used racial slurs when confronting people outside her house. Monday night's shooting happened at the edge of Cannon's property on Bloomfield Drive in south Macon after Cannon reportedly called the police about people throwing rocks at her house just north of Rocky Creek Road.
Joe Kovac Jr. The Telegraph
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Witness: Woman who shot black teen has used 'racial slurs'

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DA's office 'fully committed' to 'achieving justice' for slain Peach deputies

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He's accused of trying to rape a jogger after a night of 'hitting on girls'

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Slain man's home security cameras recorded images of man with a gun, prosecutor says