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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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Man convicted after confessing to robbery

Man convicted after confessing to robbery

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Cartersville man has been convicted of robbing a man in Marietta last summer.

Larry Charles Bell made a videotaped confession to Marietta police that he threatened the victim with a gun and took $800 from him on Franklin Road.

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Jurors deliberated for a short time before finding Bell, 33, guilty. He will be sentenced at a later date.

A co-defendant, Rashad Jamal Rush, pleaded guilty in December and was sentenced to 20 years, with 11 to be spent in prison.

Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

(WXIA) -- The final member of a crew that robbed at least five armored cars in metro Atlanta has pleaded guilty to his part in the crimes.

Quentin Booker entered his plea Friday in federal court to five counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime. He and his co-defendants were convicted of a number of crimes between October 2010 and March 2011 that netted them more than $470,000 in cash.

Booker, 36, of Douglasville acted as a lookout during five armored car robberies, including:

* A Dunbar Armored courier making a cash pickup at Mex-America Latino Services in Marietta on Oct. 7, 2010

* A Dunbar Armored courier restocking cash in the ATM at a Bank of America in Buford on Nov. 11, 2010

Man sentenced for throwing dog over balcony

Man sentenced for throwing dog over balcony

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Smyrna man will spend three years in prison after being convicted of throwing his dog over a motel balcony.

Marcell Sibley pleaded guilty Friday to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

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He claimed he "just snapped" when he put his Yorkshire terrier, Diamond, in a crate and then threw the crate over the balcony of a Marietta motel last June 27. Diamond survived and now lives with a Florida family.

"Life was overwhelming for me," Sibley, 29, told the court. "It was my fault. (Diamond) didn't deserve that."

"I'm just really sorry, and I don't think going to jail will help me or my dog," Sibley added.

Man found guilty of threatening to eat judge's kids

Man found guilty of threatening to eat judge's kids

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Marietta man has been found guilty but mentally ill for threatening a Cobb County Superior Court judge's wife and children.

James Edward Satterfield, 59, was convicted this week on three counts of terroristic threats and two counts of terroristic threats with intent to retaliate.

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Prosecutors said Satterfield sent a five-page typed letter to Judge Reuben Green's wife in December 2012. The letter outlined the defendant's plan to kill and eat Green's wife and two children. Investigators found a copy of the letter and a photo of Green's house on Satterfield's computer, and a Taurus firearm known as "The Judge" in his car.

Marietta police solve 2 cold rape cases

Marietta police solve 2 cold rape cases

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta police have used DNA evidence to solve two rapes from September 1986.

The evidence points to 44-year-old Antonio L. Brooks, who is currently serving time at Lee State Prison in south Georgia for another rape he committed in Marietta in 1988. All three rapes occurred within a quarter mile of each other.

Last September, one of the 1986 victims contacted Marietta police with questions about her case. Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin said detectives reviewed both case files and discovered that Brooks' DNA matched them. They also determined the methodology used in the 1988 conviction was the same in both open cases.

Brooks faces charges of rape, aggravated assault and burglary in one of the 1986 cases, and rape and burglary in the other one.

'Loud music killing' trial may have echoes of Zimmerman

'Loud music killing' trial may have echoes of Zimmerman

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A white software developer is about to go on trial in Florida in the death of a black teenager -- in a case that raises comparisons to the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of 47-year-old Michael Dunn.

Police say Dunn fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012 outside a Jacksonville convenience store after arguing over loud music that Davis and his friends were playing from their SUV.

Dunn says he fired multiple shots into the SUV after the teens threatened him and one raised a shotgun. Dunn was arrested the next day.