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Man sentenced for impregnating 13-year-old girl

Man sentenced for impregnating 13-year-old girl

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Prosecutors in suburban Atlanta say a man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for impregnating a 13-year-old girl.

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Cesar Solis was sentenced Monday in Cobb County Superior Court. District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza says 43-year-old Solis was living with the victim's family in 2012 when the two had sex before she went to school.

During the trial, Solis' attorney said the two were having a relationship, and he didn't force the teen to have sex with him.

Officials say Solis was charged with statutory rape and has been held without bond since Dec. 25, 2012.

East Cobb man accused of killing wife

East Cobb man accused of killing wife

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Cobb County man has been charged with shooting his wife to death in their home.

The incident happened at a house on Bishop Lake Road in East Cobb.

David Rex York Jr. called 911 at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday and said his wife, 66-year-old Lynn York, had been shot.

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Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said investigators found Lynn York dead from apparent gunshot wounds inside the house.

David York, 67, was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault. He is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Man arrested for beauty shop burglaries

Man arrested for beauty shop burglaries

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested for numerous crimes, including at least six burglaries and two car thefts.

Joe Nathan Ford was taken into custody last Friday.

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The suspect is accused of breaking into beauty supply stores and stealing pricey hair extensions, according to Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin.

"These burglaries have caused extensive damage to area businesses due to stolen vehicles being driven through the storefronts to gain access," Baldwin said. "Damage to businesses and product loss in Cobb County alone is estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars."

Suspect arrested in Labor Day crime spree

Suspect arrested in Labor Day crime spree

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The armed gunman who chose Labor Day to go on a crime spree is now behind bars.

Kon Sarin was taken into custody at a Barnes Mill Road apartment complex after police linked him to forensic evidence found at one of the crime scenes.

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Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said Sarin is being held without
bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. He has been charged with
armed robbery and firearm possession; more charges are pending.

Investigators said Sarin's crimes started at about 4:30 a.m. Monday at the Canton Package Store on Canton Road in Marietta, when a suspect spent about an hour trying to get into the closed business. Surveillance video from the business showed the suspect trying to get in through a drive-thru window and then through the front door.

Prosecution to rest, mother to take stand in baby shooting trial

Prosecution to rest, mother to take stand in baby shooting trial

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The prosecution is expected to rest Tuesday in the trial of a teenager accused of fatally shooting a baby as he sat in his stroller.

DeMarquise Elkins is charged with murder in the Mar. 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick.

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Prosecutors say Antonio was killed in an attempted robbery and that ballistics and other evidence implicate Elkins. The baby's mother, Sherry West, was wounded in the shooting. She is expected to take the stand Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Monday they expected to wrap up their case Tuesday. Then the defense will begin presenting testimony and evidence.

The trial is being held in Marietta because of pretrial publicity.

Man arrested for threatening to bomb Cobb courthouse

Man arrested for threatening to bomb Cobb courthouse

MARIETTA, Ga. -- An Acworth man has been arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat to the Cobb County courthouse.

Tommie Milan Boleman Jr., 45, was taken into custody Tuesday evening, nearly 12 hours after investigators say he made the false threat at the Cobb County Judicial Complex.

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Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said Boleman was arrested at a house on Fairwood Pointe in Acworth. The house is under foreclosure and scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps Tuesday morning.

Boleman is not the owner of the home, Warren said. Investigators are working to determine his relationship to the owner.

After the threat was made, a bomb squad swept the judicial center, but found nothing explosive.

Man indicted for sexual battery at White Water

Man indicted for sexual battery at White Water

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Powder Springs man has been indicted by a Cobb County Grand Jury for inappropriately touching three young girls at Six Flags White Water.

Jerry Westbrook, 69, faces three counts of sexual battery. He is charged with grabbing his victims' backsides in a wave pool at the Marietta water park last September.

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Investigators said Westbrook held a White Water season pass and was regularly seen trying to make contact with young girls at the park.

The indictment was handed down last week. If convicted, Westbrook faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count.