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News Nearby: Man Wants Business Partner Dead; Teen Gets Life

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Man Charged Again in Murder-for-Hire Plot - Duluth Patch

Gwinnett County Police say an incarcerated man arrested on murder-for-hire charges is trying to make plans to kill the same Norcross man again.

In November, a plain-clothes officer met with the suspect, 65-year-old Duluth resident Joseph Memar, during his visitation time, according to a news release from Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith. 

Memar offered the undercover officer $10,000 to kill his original victim, Alireza Jebraeilli of Norcross. Jebraeilli is his former business partner whom Memar allegedly arranged a hit to kill in June. Duluth Patch has additional details.


Teen Gets Life Plus 205 Years
- Cartersville Patch

A Superior Court judge this morning handed down a life-plus sentence to a teen found guilty of attacking three women last year.

Cherokee Judicial Circuit District Attorney-elect Rosemary Greene said Jerry Jerome Kilgore, 18, received a sentence of life plus 205 years to be served in state prison. See Cartersville Patch for more on this story.


Canton Police: Help Us Identify Body - Canton-Sixes Patch

The Canton Police Department is turning to the public to help identify the man whose body was found behind the Canton Marketplace on Sunday morning.

The man is being described as a 20-30 year old Hispanic, standing at 5'6" and weighing 150 to 160 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair and has no scars or tattoos.


Woman Killed in Possible Gang Shooting in Norcross Area
- Norcross Patch

A woman was shot and killed in unincorporated Norcross early Sunday in what police believe was an incident related to criminal street gang activity.

The woman, identified as 21-year-old Malia Arianne Ross-Robinson, was shot at 4161 Phil Niekro Parkway off Beaver Ruin Road around 4:15 a.m. Dec. 9. She was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries, according to a news release from Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith. Read more about this story on Norcross Patch.

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