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Retrial denied for convicted murderers

Retrial denied for convicted murderers

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a ruling that would grant new trials to two men found guilty of kidnapping and murder.

Christopher James and Herman Lawson were convicted in 2008 of murdering Jeremiah Ingram and Fatima Fisher on Aug. 20, 2005.

James and Lawson, who were both sentenced to life in prison, had been granted retrials by a Fulton County judge. That decision was reversed Monday.

According to information presented in court, victim Ingram and an unnamed witness used to sell drugs out of an apartment at the former Clairmont Lodge in DeKalb County. On the night of the crime, Ingram and Fisher, who were a couple, were at the apartment at around 4 a.m. when James, Lawson and two other men returned from a club.

$1,500 reward for stolen Pomeranian with health issues

$1,500 reward for stolen Pomeranian with health issues

ATLANTA -- There is a $1,500 reward for the safe return of a small 4-pound female Pomeranian stolen from the owner's car between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

The car was parked at the corner of 10th Street and Northside Drive in Atlanta. The dog was taken along with her pink dog carrier and a Mac Book.

The owner is anxious for the safe return of her dog, Sox, as she above suffers from health issues and may be in danger. She has a microchip (ID- 0A127F245A) and contact is information on the tag. Please report any information to the owner or to the Atlanta Police Department. The dog may be dropped off at any veterinarian office or shelter to remain anonymous.

The owner may be contacted at 678-600-0900.

Atlanta Walgreens robbed

Atlanta Walgreens robbed

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a pharmacy on the city's west side.

The robbery happened at around 5 a.m. Monday at the Walgreens on Princeton Parkway near Camp Creek Parkway.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the suspect asked the Walgreens cashier for a carton of cigarettes, then pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and demanded money from the register.

The cashier told police the suspect took $400 to $500 before running from the store.

Wednesday afternoon, Atlanta Police released surveillance photos of the suspect. Jones said investigators have not yet made an arrest.

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."

2 shot during deli robbery

2 shot during deli robbery

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a deli and then shooting the cashier.

The robbery happened at around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at American Deli on Cascade Avenue.

Police said the suspect got in line at the deli like he was preparing to order food. When he got to the counter, he pulled out a gun and told the clerk to put the cash register's drawer in his bag.

As the suspect left, he fired three shots, according to police. The 21-year-old cashier was hit in the stomach and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. A 24-year-old cook was also grazed by a bullet.

Surveillance cameras captured the entire robbery. Witnesses and police described the suspect as a skinny black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

Suspect named in NW Atlanta stabbing

Suspect named in NW Atlanta stabbing

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have named a suspect in a June murder in northwest Atlanta.

According to police Investigator A.C. Smith, 20-year-old Gevonte Mapp is wanted in the fatal stabbing of Kelvin Moss on June 5.

Smith said Moss was stabbed at a home on Cairo Street. He managed to get into his car and drive from the house, but was later found dead behind the wheel, not far from the scene.

Mapp is described as a black man, about 5-feet-6-inches tall and 155 pounds, with medium skin. He was last known to wear his hair in twists.

Anyone who sees Mapp or has any information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $2,000 reward.

Ga. Tech police ID burglary suspects

Ga. Tech police ID burglary suspects

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech police have charged one man and are looking for another suspect in connection with a burglary inside a dorm.

The incident happened July 1, when two men broke into the North Avenue Apartments East, held up a student inside his dorm room and took the victim's laptop and cell phone.

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On Thursday, Georgia Tech spokesman Matt Nagel announced that Steven "Turk" Terry has been charged with burglary, armed robbery and firearm possession in connection with the crime.

Terry has been in the Fulton County Jail since July 4 on several unrelated charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, battery, cruelty to children and robbery, according to jail records.