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Past articles by Bill:

GBI investigating DA Paul Howard over use of nonprofit

The GBI has opened an investigation of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and his use of a nonprofit to funnel at least $140,000 in city of Atlanta funds to supplement his salary, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News have learned. In a statement issued Monday, Howard predicted he will be cleared of any wrongdoing. “This is not the first time what would be… → Read More

Georgia Supreme Court ditches precedents, orders new murder trial

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday threw out 40 years of precedents in upholding a judge’s decision to throw out a DeKalb County murder conviction. → Read More

Georgia executes Donnie Lance for 1997 double-murder

Georgia has executed Donnie Lance, reporting the time of death as 9:05 p.m. Jan. 29. → Read More

Condemned Gwinnett inmate says he should be executed by firing squad

“If he needs a firing squad, then let him have it,” district attorney says. → Read More

Inmate to be executed for crime that no longer gets death penalty

If it takes place as planned on Thursday, the execution of Jimmy Meders will be attended by the prison warden, medical personnel, witnesses and one perverse irony. The state no longer seeks, much less obtains, the death penalty for the crime of which Meders was convicted in 1989. Meders, 58, was sentenced to death in coastal Glynn County for the 1987 murder of a single victim during a… → Read More

Former officer who killed naked, unarmed veteran sentenced to 12 years in prison

The judge decided on a sentence after a three-hour long emotional hearing. → Read More

DeKalb Police Shooting Trial: Jury selected, testimony begins

Contrasting versions of what transpired during the final seconds of Anthony Hill’s life, and what motivated the police officer who ended it, were presented to jurors Thursday, the first day of testimony in the Robert “Chip” Olsen murder trial. Did Olsen fire two fatal shots at the rapidly approaching Hill because Olsen was, in his lawyer’s words, “scared to death”? According to the state, the… → Read More

Gov. Brian Kemp picks black judges for key positions in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appoints African Americans to fill key positions in justice system. → Read More

Judge orders injunction against South Fulton jail

The decision comes after three days of testimony last week and closing arguments this morning. → Read More

Case dismissed: Deputy aims for dog but shoots kid

A federal appeals court in Atlanta has dismissed a case in which a Coffee County deputy fired a gunshot at a family’s dog but missed and struck a 10-year-old boy in the leg. The court’s ruling said Deputy Michael Vickers, who fired the shot, was immune from liability. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision included a pointed dissent by a judge who said civil rights claims brought… → Read More

Atlanta judge Gundy accused of chronic absenteeism and cover-up

The state’s judicial watchdog on Wednesday filed ethics charges against Atlanta Municipal Court Judge Terrinee Gundy, accusing her of chronic tardiness and absenteeism — and then covering it up. The charges against Gundy were brought by the Judicial Qualifications Commission’s investigative panel in a filing before the Georgia Supreme Court. They are the culmination of a lengthy JQC… → Read More

Georgia high court rules Tara Grinstead trial can move forward

Ryan Alexander Duke is charged with killing the South Georgia beauty queen and then burning her body in a pecan grove → Read More

Criminal possibilities abound under 'heartbeat' abortion law

A new Georgia law set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020 would ban abortions after six weeks. But could violators be charged with murder? → Read More

Judge asked to dismiss capital case because of misconduct

The U..S. Supreme Court strongly criticized Floyd County prosecutors for striking African Americans from the jury that convicted Timothy Tyrone Foster → Read More

Stepmother sentenced to death in murder of 10-year-old; she starved he

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia jury on Tuesday handed down the state’s first death sentence in more than five years against a Gwinnett County woman convicted of murdering her stepdaughter. After two and a half hours of deliberation, the grim-faced jury of six men and six women sentenced Tiffany Moss to die by lethal injection for starving 10-year-old Emani to death in the fall of 2013. Moss… → Read More

Stepmother sentenced to death in murder of 10-year-old; she starved he

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia jury on Tuesday handed down the state’s first death sentence in more than five years against a Gwinnett County woman convicted of murdering her stepdaughter. After two and a half hours of deliberation, the grim-faced jury of six men and six women sentenced Tiffany Moss to die by lethal injection for starving 10-year-old Emani to death in the fall of 2013. Moss… → Read More

TIFFANY MOSS SENTENCING: Life or Death? Jury to decide sentence for stepmom who murdered 10-year-old

A Gwinnett County jury will deliberate again today on whether a Gwinnett woman should be sentenced to die for killing her stepdaughter. → Read More

EMANI MOSS MURDER TRIAL: Father testifies against wife about daughter’s starvation death

The chilling role the girl's father says her stepmother played in her death, in a LIVE report on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. → Read More

Gwinnett Death Penalty Trial: Father expected on stand

Tiffany Moss is charged with starving her 10-year-old daughter and trying to burn her body → Read More

EMANI MOSS DEATH: Gwinnett stepmother represents herself in death-penalty case as jury selection begins

Tiffany Moss faces murder and child cruelty charges for allegedly starving 10-year-old Emani Moss to death and then burning her body in 2013. → Read More