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Victim in Marietta Craigslist murder remembered

Victim in Marietta Craigslist murder remembered

MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – Marietta Police said three people have been arrested with the Monday evening shooting death of a 21-year-old man in a Craigslist-related murder.

Investigators said the victim, James Jones Jr., a student at Clark Atlanta University, arrived at the location in the 300 block of Jamaica Cove at about 9:30 p.m., answering a Craigslist ad for an iPhone 6 that was supposedly for sale. When he arrived at the location, police said Jones was robbed and shot by the suspects, who they said posted the ad. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers found the victim Monday evening after receiving a 911 call about a possible vehicle accident at the Jamaica Cove address. When they arrived, they found Jones in the driver's seat, dead from a gunshot wound.

Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting and killing a Kennesaw State University student during a road rage incident.

In October 2013, Sparkles Lindsey followed Kimberly Kilgore after a confrontation near the gate of the Shiloh Green Apartments and opened fire.

Investigators say the two women did not know each other.

A judge sentenced Lindsey to life in prison.

Man found shot to death in car in Marietta

Man found shot to death in car in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Monday evening.

The victim was found shot to death at around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Jamaica Cove.

Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said police responded to a 911 call about a possible car accident. When they arrived, they found a man in the driver's seat of the car. He was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound at the scene.

The victim's name has not been released, pending notification of his next of kin.

Police are treating the man's death as a homicide. Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

Women sentenced for hot oil attack

Women sentenced for hot oil attack

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two Cobb County women will spend time in prison after being found guilty of throwing hot cooking oil on a group of people.

Zawadi Athenails Clark, 22, of Marietta, pleaded guilty last week as her trial got underway. Myzelle Chantel Armstrong, 19, of Smyrna was convicted Friday of two counts of aggravated battery and eight counts of aggravated assault.

The attack, which happened in February 2013, was sparked by an argument between two groups of women over photos and messages posted on Instagram. One group challenged the other to a physical fight.

The fight was scheduled to take place at the Cumberland Glen Apartments in the 2300 block of Cobb Parkway. Prosecutors said when the four challengers arrived, they found the defendants armed with baseball bats and pots of hot oil.

Man convicted of stealing from girlfriend's employer

Man convicted of stealing from girlfriend's employer

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Dallas man was convicted last week of helping his girlfriend steal from her employer.

Robert Gustavus Whaley, 44, was found guilty of two counts of violating Georgia's RICO Act.

Prosecutors said Whaley and Sharron Rice, "his girlfriend, lover and, at times, fiancée," took more than $800,000 from Cobb County-based D.E.L. Development Corporation, which manages apartment communities.

Rice worked as a bookkeeper for D.E.L. Development. Investigators said she used her position to cut company checks to a nonexistent vendor. The money was deposited into a bank account opened by Whaley, who then forwarded the funds to another joint account owned by the defendants. He used some of the stolen money to pay his personal expenses, according to prosecutors.

Marietta Police looking for would-be kidnapper

Marietta Police looking for would-be kidnapper

MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – A Cobb County teen is describing the scary moment when a man tried to abduct her as she was walking home with her dog.

Police have stepped up patrols in the Marietta neighborhood to find the suspect. The incident has the area near Darnell and Barber roads on high alert.

"I was pretty frightened," said Sarah McKelvie, 15.

Sarah says she won't take the walk without her dog Sassy again. Not after what happened Thursday morning as she came back from taking her younger sisters a few blocks to school.

"There was a truck pulled up next to a house, and at first, I thought he was picking up someone, but I guess that wasn't the case, and so I continued walking," she said. "Whenever he tried to open the door, he tried to grab me, and that's when the dog went crazy."

Cherokee court reporters convicted of racketeering

Cherokee court reporters convicted of racketeering

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Three former Cherokee County court reporters will spend time in jail after pleading guilty to stealing from the county.

All three women were convicted Tuesday of racketeering. They were sentenced in Cobb County Superior Court.

Betty Petersen, Kimberly Probst and Tammy Stine were arrested last September after an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Police learned that since 2006, the three had billed the county for court transcripts that did not exist. They also expanded the spacing in their reports to increase the number of pages transcribed.