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Man found dead in Cobb County home

Man found dead in Cobb County home

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Police believe a man who was found dead in his Cobb County home Monday evening was murdered.

The body was discovered at around 6:40 p.m. inside a house on Gracewood Drive, just off Holly Springs Road.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the man was dead when investigators arrived. The body was taken to the Cobb County Medical Examiner's Office.

While the medical examiner has not identified the victim or revealed the cause of death, Pierce said police think the death was a homicide. Investigators are now working to track down potential suspects.

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2 indicted for shooting outside Smyrna restaurant

2 indicted for shooting outside Smyrna restaurant

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A man and woman have been indicted by a Cobb County Grand Jury in the shooting deaths of two people outside a restaurant last fall.

Isadore Walker Barboza, 44, of Marietta and Renee Elizabeth Harris, 24, of East Point have been charged in a robbery and shooting at Doc's Food & Spirits on Cumberland Boulevard in Smyrna.

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The shooting happened on Oct. 28. According to the indictment, Barboza, Harris and Quondre Bentley tried to rob Ebone Driskell and her friend outside the restaurant.

Driskell pulled out a gun and shot Bentley, who died. One of the suspects then fatally shot Driskell.

Barboza and Harris face charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and firearm possession. Both suspects are being held without bond in the Cobb County Jail.

Man steals box of iPads from Target stockroom

Man steals box of iPads from Target stockroom

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A man is accused of stealing a box full of iPads from a Cobb County Target earlier this month.

The theft happened Monday, Jan. 6 at the store at 2201 Cobb Parkway South.

Marietta police said the suspect entered the store at around 8:15 p.m., walked around for a few minutes and then entered the stockroom. He grabbed a wooden box that contained several iPads and left the store out a back door.

The suspect got away in a white Chevrolet Impala with a sunroof.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 911 or Marietta police at 770-794-5380. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the police tip line at 770-794-6990.

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Suspect in loud music killing asks for trial delay

Suspect in loud music killing asks for trial delay

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Florida man will ask to delay his trial on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a teenager following an argument over loud music.

An appeals court judge ruled last week that Michael David Dunn's trial judge must release more evidence to the public.

Dunn plans to argue Tuesday for another trial delay.

He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville gas station in November 2012. Dunn complained about loud music from Davis' car and told police he fired into the vehicle when he thought he saw a gun.

Davis, who once attend Wheeler High School in Cobb County, died. His funeral was held in Powder Springs, and he is buried at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta.

Man arrested in death of woman found shot in her car

Man arrested in death of woman found shot in her car

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County police have arrested a 26-year-old Smyrna man for killing a Marietta woman whose body was found inside her car.

Sergio Vera-Lule has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Dec. 31 shooting death of 37-year-old Manju Gurung Poonmagar.

The victim was found inside a vehicle at the Westminster Square apartment complex on Windy Hill Road.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said police were first sent to the scene to investigate a car crash. When they arrived, they discovered Poonmagar's body inside the car.

Vera-Lule is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. Pierce said the suspect has also been charged with three counts of armed robbery for crimes he's accused of committing at three Marietta businesses.

Man gets 25 years for torturing wife

Man gets 25 years for torturing wife

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 22-year-old Cobb County man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for what an assistant district attorney called the "repeated torture" of his wife.

It took jurors an hour to convict Devon Lamar Gilbert of two counts of aggravated battery, five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of cruelty to children.

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Gilbert seriously injured his wife -- biting, burning, bruising and scarring her, according to information presented in court. Much of the abuse happened in front of the couple's children.

"The courage the victim demonstrated during trial was truly admirable," ADA Molly Gillis said. "We hope that the verdict allows the victim closure to this terrible part of her life."

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- A serial robber isn't making it hard for police to tie all of his robberies together. So far police believe the suspect has robbed seven gas stations or drug stores since December 10, 2013.

Five different police agencies have tied the cases together from surveillance video and descriptions from victims and witnesses in the seven robberies.

He walks into the stores and demands money from the clerk and then walks out with only a handful of cash. Police said he is rarely violent. In one robbery he knocked over a display case when the clerk didn't comply with his demands.