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Murder Update: 2 Shot Augusta Teen & Took His Marijuana

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An Augusta man was arrested quickly in Wednesday morning’s drug-related killing of a local teenager, and a second suspect was caught later, authorities said. Derrick Knight, 25, of Truxton Drive (top picture), was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death and robbery of 18-year-old James Pixley of Augusta. Authorities later captured 21-year-old Damien Jerome Barnes. ...

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2 Men Kill Augusta Man for His Cell Phone

Murder suspects

Two armed men killed an Augusta man and stole his cell phone early Tuesday, according to authorities. One of the men later confessed to the killing. Authorities quickly charged 34-year-old Brodrick Kyle Merritt of Augusta (left) and 18-year-old Jaqwon Tyree Baker of Hephzibah with murder and weapon possession in the death ...

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Man with the Knife: The Real Killer in Hephzibah’s Street Fight

Harris Repeat 2

Ten people are charged with murder in the stabbing death of Demajhay Bell after an Hephzibah street fight, but only this man was holding the knife that actually killed the teenage victim, authorities say. Demetrius Lamont Harris just celebrated his 21st birthday last month, but he didn’t grow up much. This ...

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Augusta Boy, 8, Witnessed Deadly Beating on Younger Sister

Jada Mills victim

An 8-year-old Augusta boy was present Sunday when his mother’s boyfriend violently whipped and punched his 2-year-old sister in a deadly beating, according to new information released Wednesday. Alex Murray’s senseless assault on little Jada Mills started Sunday when he tried to force-feed the toddler inside the home at 3509 Shady Brook Drive. ...

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Coroner: Augusta Girl Dies After Beating by Mom’s Boyfriend


A 2-year-old Augusta girl died Monday night after being taken off life support following a violent assault by her mother’s boyfriend, according to Coroner Mark Bowen. Jada Mills (pictured) was likely beaten and shaken, suffering head trauma and internal injuries that led her to be hospitalized Sunday afternoon at Augusta ...

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3 Charged in Augusta Man’s Murder Near Waffle House

Waffle House Murder

Three men have been charged with murder in the death of a n Augusta man who was found shot to death early Tuesday near Waffle House on Wrightsboro Road. Elijah Washington, Brandon Carter and Shawncy Barrett are facing charges of murder and other offenses in the shooting death of 26-year-old ...

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CCSO: Martinez Killer is Fighting Officers Inside Jail

Daniel Nelson Robinson

The man facing the death penalty in the 2014 slaying outside a Martinez church became violent in jail Monday and threatened to kill an officer, authorities said. Daniel Nelson Robinson, 23, is being held for the murder of Bill DaVitte in August 2014 outside Marvin United Methodist Church. On Thursday morning, ...

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