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Accused Murderer of Seven Year Old Boy, to be Arraigned Today

Accused Murderer of Seven Year Old Boy, to be Arraigned Today

On Wednesday morning, at the DeKalb County courthouse, a man accused of murdering a 7-year-old boy as he slept in his bed [and attempting to murder his sister] will be arraigned. Willie Kelsey, who was formally charged last month , denied his involement in the crime and pled innocent to all charges.

Police say Willie Kelsey shot the boy and his 15-year-old sister execution-style during a home invasion back in September. The girl survived. During his December court date, Kelsey got to hear the full extent of the charges against him. Wearing a bulletproof vest, and shackled at the hands and feet, Kelsey was flanked by six police officers as he was led into county magistrate court.

He was charged with breaking into a home to shoot two children, killing Timothy Johnson Jr., and wounding the boy's sister Alexus Shepherd. Kelsey maintains his innocence.

DeKalb County, Ga. Deputy shot; Arrest made

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A DeKalb County sheriff's deputy is reported in stable condition after being shot while serving a warrant.  Sheriff Thomas Brown says the deputy, Cpl. Gary Freeman, was attempting to serve an arrest warrant to 36-year-old Joshua Matthew Waller Sunday evening.

Brown says Waller is accused of simple battery against a neighbor.  The sheriff says Waller opened the front door and shot Freeman  in the forearm. He says another deputy returned fire, hitting Waller in the shoulder.  Freeman, a 13-year veteran with the sheriff's office, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.  Brown says Waller barricaded himself inside his condominium but surrendered when he came out and asked for a cigarette. He was then transported to a hospital.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Gwinnett Residents: This E-Mail is a Hoax!

Gwinnett Residents: Beware! The following e-mail is a hoax. Gwinnett Co. Sheriff's Dept. PIO, Stacey Bourbonnais stated in an e-mail sent to 11Alive, "It {this email} is not true. This is something that is being circulated on the web that is completely false." The entire email is below. Again, do need heed this warning; this e-mail is a untrue.

Dekalb Woman goes to Prison for Elder Abuse

Monique Windley, age 28, of DeKalb County will serve three years in prison after being found guilty of elder exploitation, theft by taking and identity fraud committed against two patients under her care. She will be on probation for 12 years after serving the three years.

One of the victims suffered from dementia and the other was sick with cancer. Windley, a certified nurse assistant, had worked in a private DeKalb County assisted living facility. Windley stole more than $10,000 from the cancer victim and she even paid her utility bills out of the victim’s checking account.  As a condition of her sentence she is prohibited from working in any elder care facility and has to pay $11,350 in restitution.

Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County deputy chief assistant district attorney, was the prosecutor. Canavan heads the white collar crime/elder exploitation unit.   

During the sentencing on Oct.

Acting DeKalb County DA Sworn In, Today

Decatur, GA –Javoyne Hicks White has been sworn in as the acting DeKalb County, Georgia district attorney. She assumed the job on Sept. 3, 2010.  

“I look forward to serving as acting district attorney,” said Hicks White. “DeKalb County citizens can rest assured that our office’s talented and committed lawyers and support personnel will continue to provide them with the same level of service they have received during the past five and one-half years.”

Hicks White was one of two existing chief assistant district attorneys who reported to District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming. She recently accepted a position as a regional district administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Piedmont Bank Robber Arrested. Viewer Recognizes Man from ATM Photo and Calls Police

Atlanta, GA-- Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Brian D. Lamkin, FBI Atlanta, in conjunction with the Atlanta Police Department, announces the arrest of the following individual, responsible for September 9, 2010 robbery of the Chase Bank, located at 3330 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, Georgia.

Abdul Khaliq Amin, age 52, was arrested after an FBI SWAT entry was made at a Decatur, Georgia residence earlier this morning.  A crucial tip from a viewer of a local area television station broadcasting photographs of the robber prior to donning his robbery mask was considered instrumental in today’s arrest.

Amin will have his initial appearance before a U.S.