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Man charged with killing girlfriend, 3 children in Georgia

Man charged with killing girlfriend, 3 children in GeorgiaA man who had a history of domestic violence with his live-in girlfriend killed her and her three young children, including an infant, at a Georgia apartment complex where they lived, police said Thursday. Police found the bodies of 29-year-old Jerrica Spellman and her children, ages 1 month to 3 years old, late Wednesday after getting a call from a concerned family member, Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren said at a news conference. A short time later, police arrested 27-year-old Travane Brandon Jackson.



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Georgia man dies in Dominican Republic, bringing US death toll to at least 10

Georgia man dies in Dominican Republic, bringing US death toll to at least 10A Georgia man died in the Dominican Republic in March, adding to the list of U.S. tourists who have died in the Caribbean destination this year.



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Georgia man dies in Dominican Republic after drinking soda that didn't 'taste right'

Georgia man dies in Dominican Republic after drinking soda that didn't 'taste right'Another American tourist has died suspiciously in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total number of mysterious deaths in the country to well over 10. 



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Georgia death row inmate becomes 1,500th person to be executed since US brought back death penalty

Georgia death row inmate becomes 1,500th person to be executed since US brought back death penaltyThe United States has executed the 1,500th person since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, according to a database keeping track of executions.Marion Wilson Jr was killed by lethal injection at 9.52pm on Thursday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia after the US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution.The state’s Department of Corrections confirmed his death. According to their press release, he was the 73rd person executed in Georgia since 1976, and the 51st put to death by lethal injection.Nationally, lethal injection counts for 1,323 of the 1,500 deaths, according to the Death Penalty Information Centre.In 1997, WIlson was convicted along Robert Earl Butts Jr in the March 1996 slaying of 24-year-old Donovan Corey Parks.Prosecutors said Parks, a stranger to the two men, was killed after agreeing to give the two men a ride outside a Walmart in rural Georgia.Butts was sentenced to death as well; his death by lethal injection was fulfilled last year.The state’s Department of Corrections says Wilson was given a final statement and a prayer before the state administered deadly injection of pentobarbital."I ain't never took a life in my life," Wilson said.To his friends and family he added: "I love y'all forever. Death can't stop it. Can't nothing stop it."Outside the prison where Wilson's death was administered, protestors of the death penalty held signs that read "1,500 executions and counting. Abolish the death penalty."Around 2,500 prisoners currently face the death penalty in America. The largest numbers are in California (740), Florida (354), and Texas (228).



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Russians hit out at Kremlin ban on flights to Georgia

Russians hit out at Kremlin ban on flights to GeorgiaRussia’s travel industryhit out Saturday at a decision by the Kremlin to suspend flights to Georgia as a politically motivated move that has little to do with safety concerns. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning Russian airlines from flying to Georgia from July 8 late Friday in response to anti-government rallies in the ex-Soviet neighbour. The outbreak of protests was sparked by a parliamentary address in Tbilisi by a Moscow lawmaker earlier this week.



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US state of Georgia executes man for murder

US state of Georgia executes man for murderThe US state of Georgia on Thursday executed a man convicted of murdering a plainclothes prison guard over 20 years ago. Marion Wilson Jr, 42, was put to death by lethal injection at 9:52 pm (0152 GMT Friday) by lethal injection at a prison in Jackson, in the center of the southern state. Wilson was convicted for a murder he committed in March 1996 as part of a task for the violent “Folk Nation” gang.



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Georgia set to execute inmate for man's 1996 shotgun slaying

Georgia set to execute inmate for man's 1996 shotgun slayingMarion Wilson Jr., 42, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection of pentobarbital at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. The parole board is the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence. Wilson’s lawyers asked the courts to stop his execution.



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Georgia teenager took his own life after accidentally shooting friend, police say

Georgia teenager took his own life after accidentally shooting friend, police sayGeorgia police say Devin Hodges, 15, accidentally shot Chad Carless, 17, and then turned the gun on himself.



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Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect dead

Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect deadDECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer and a suspect died Thursday night after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting just east of Atlanta, authorities said.



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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, narrowly defeated in race for governor, says she will 'certainly' run again

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, narrowly defeated in race for governor, says she will 'certainly' run againStacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat who came up short in her bid to become the nation's first black woman governor, plans to run for office again.



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