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Man sentenced for stealing prisoners' identities

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A Cobb County man will spend 10 years and one month in federal prison for stealing victims' identities and using them to collect millions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.

Bradford Thomas, 47, pleaded guilty last November to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. He must also spend three years on supervised release after getting out of prison and pay more than $1.6 million in restitution.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said Thomas submitted more than 1,200 phony tax returns to the IRS between January 2010 and May 2013. He used the names and Social Security numbers of several victims, most of whom were inmates.

Yates said the scheme netted Thomas about $5.5 million, more than $1.6 million of which was taxpayer money.

'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.

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.

Woman indicted for killing KSU student

Woman indicted for killing KSU student

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A 22-year-old Austell woman has been charged with shooting a Kennesaw State University student to death last year.

Sparkles Lashayla Lindsey is accused of killing Kimberly Kilgore near the entrance to a Kennesaw apartment complex on Oct. 11, 2013.

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Lindsey faces a number of charges in Kilgore's death, including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and firearm possession.

Cobb County police said the crime began as a road rage incident. When Kilgore tried to pull into the Shiloh Green apartment complex on Walton Green Way, Lindsey followed her.

Lindsey reportedly pulled out a gun and shot Kilgore. The 21-year-old college student later died at the hospital.

Father and son sentenced for racketeering

Father and son sentenced for racketeering

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A father and son have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a plot to take control of houses they did not own.

Kennesaw residents Guilio Glenn Greye, 61, and Ian Justain Greye, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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Giulio Greye was sentenced to five years, while his son received 10 years. Both men are required to spend two years in prison.

Two co-defendants -- 52-year-old Susan Lorraine Weidman of Kennesaw and 29-year-old Matthew Daniel Lowery of Alpharetta -- will be tried next month.

According to information presented in court, the Greyes moved into an empty house on Champlain Street in Decatur and filed false documents with DeKalb County, claiming they owned the property.

6 Walmart employees charged with theft

6 Walmart employees charged with theft

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Six employees at an Acworth Walmart were arrested for allowing more than $6,000 worth of merchandise to be stolen from the store.

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Walmart loss prevention officers called the Acworth Police Department on Dec. 23 to report the thefts at the store in the 3100 block of Cobb Parkway.

Investigators soon determined the six suspects rang up each others' purchases and then voided the transactions, allowing Walmart employees to take items from the store without paying for them.

All 3 suspects arrested in Woodstock shooting

All 3 suspects arrested in Woodstock shooting

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has captured all three suspects in the shooting death of 47-year-old Christopher Pierce, who was found Sunday evening inside his Misty Hollow Way home.

John Michael Taylor, 27, of Acworth and Krystle Gail Taylor, 27, of Dawsonville were taken into custody Tuesday evening at a house in Dawsonville.

The third suspect, 28-year-old Benson Kyle Lloyd of Jasper, was taken into custody Wednesday while hitting golf balls at the PGA Tour Superstore in Kennesaw.

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Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said investigators believe Pierce knew the suspects and think the shooting was drug-related.

Authorities say Pierce lived alone. The victim's father discovered his son's body and called 911.