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Man sentenced to life after 6th felony conviction

Man sentenced to life after 6th felony conviction


MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Marietta man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted in his sixth felony case.

Calvin Bernard Hill, 36, was found guilty last week of armed robbery, theft, burglary and kidnapping in a February 2012 incident.

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According to information presented in court, Hill held a man at gunpoint inside the victim's home, tied him up in a bathroom and stole from the house.

Jurors deliberated just two hours before convicting Hill. He had four prior felony convictions in Fulton County and one in Houston County. Last Thursday, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Milo's Bar and Grill in Marietta denied business license renewal

Milo's Bar and Grill in Marietta denied business license renewal


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta Police have refused to renew a business's license after nearly 50 crimes were reported on the property.

Police spokesman Det. Christopher Lindsey announced Tuesday that Milo's Bar and Grill was ordered to conclude all its business by midnight on Mar. 31.

Man shot at Cobb County mobile home park

Man shot at Cobb County mobile home park


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A man was shot at a Cobb County mobile home park Monday morning.

The shooting happened at around 3 a.m. at Pine Haven Mobile Home Park on Sandtown Road.

Cobb County Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was transported to a nearby hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the shooting. No one has been arrested.


85-year-old woman killed in Marietta DUI crash

85-year-old woman killed in Marietta DUI crash


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County Police are investigating an accident that killed an 85-year-old Marietta woman.

The wreck happened shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday on Terrell Mill Road just south of Waterfall Village Drive in Marietta.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the elderly woman, Kathryn LaPointe, was turning onto Terrell Mill Road out of a Walmart parking lot when her car was hit on the driver's side by a silver Hyundai.

LaPointe was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Hyundai driver, 45-year-old Cynthia Max, suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Pierce said police determined she'd been drinking.

Max was arrested for DUI and taken to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. Jail records show her bond was set at $1,320.

Gwinnett man convicted of child molestation

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 38-year-old Lawrenceville man has been convicted in Cobb County of molesting a young girl.

Adrian "Shawn" Burney was found guilty Thursday on two counts of child molestation. He will be sentenced Mar. 28 and faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.

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Burney was previously jailed in Alabama after pleading guilty to raping two underage girls in that state. He was brought to Cobb County upon being paroled.

The Georgia victim, now 24, testified in court. She told jurors Burney lived with her family and began molesting her when she was 8 years old. The abuse continued for four years and consisted of Burney touching the victim inappropriately and exposing himself to her.

3 convicted killers receive life without parole

3 convicted killers receive life without parole

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Three men were found guilty last week of shooting a victim to death and dumping his body in Cobb County.

Jurors deliberated five hours before convicting 27-year-old Harvey "Rucks" Hogans of New York, 32-year-old Derek Lee Kemp of Marietta and 31-year-old Alphonso "JRock" Watkins of Marietta of a number of charges.

The defendants were sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Police believe Hogans pulled the trigger in this case. Kemp and Watkins both had prior felony convictions that required the life sentence.

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Prosecutors said that on July 1, 2011, the trio set up Derek George Gray Jr. for a robbery. The defendants then shot Gray in a Ford Taurus, which was later found burned in Union City, before discarding the body off Circle 75 Parkway.

Man killed by hit and run driver in Marietta

Man killed by hit and run driver in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 20-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car in Marietta Wednesday night.

The victim, Selvin Lopez-Lorenzo of Woodstock, was struck at around 10:30 p.m. on Interstate 75 north at Delk Road. His body was found by responding Marietta police officers.

Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin said Lopez-Lorenzo was trying to cross the interstate when he was hit by some type of vehicle. No one else was at the scene and no witnesses have come forward.

Anyone with information in the accident is asked to call Marietta police at 770-794-5356.

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