Created: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 04:18:54 EST
Updated: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 04:18:54 EST
WALKER COUNTY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Georgia say a man shot and killed another after the shooter felt threatened by a 72-year-old who turned out to be a wandering Alzheimer's patient. Walker County authorities say Ronald Westbrook had walked about three miles in the sub-freezing temperatures before knocking on Joe Hendrix's door just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah authorities confirm that three men died after two separate accidents in Chatham County early Thanksgiving morning.
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — A fire early Thanksgiving morning destroyed eight units in a suburban Atlanta apartment complex and displaced at least 32 people. Red Cross volunteers assisted the people after they lost their homes at Mission Galleria Apartments in Smyrna. No injuries were reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — In the last five years, the Georgia Supreme Court has considered eight cases where lower courts threw out a death sentence handed down by a trial jury. Each time, Georgia's highest court reinstated the original sentence. Defense attorneys and capital punishment opponents say it's troubling.