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Man gets life for New Year's Day murder

Man gets life for New Year's Day murder

ATLANTA -- A 39-year-old man was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison after being convicted of murder.

Jurors deliberated for less than 15 minutes Wednesday before finding Ronnie "Bo" Clay guilty of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and firearm possession.

Clay shot 18-year-old Jared Billings to death on Jan. 1, 2013. Witnesses said the two were arguing on the front porch of a home on Epworth Street in southwest Atlanta shortly before the shooting.

During the argument, Clay pulled out a gun and shot Billings once in the chest. He fired three more shots as he ran from the scene. Billings stumbled into the house, where he collapsed and died after saying, "Bo shot me."

The incident began the night before the shooting, when Clay arrived at the house and threatened Billings with a gun several times. Witnesses said Billings got a knife from the kitchen and asked Clay, who was drunk and high, to leave.

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

ATLANTA -- Jury selection began Monday for a dozen defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial.

The teachers and administrators have been indicted on mobster-like charges, including racketeering and theft by taking. Prosecutors say they cheated students and pocketed big bonuses.

Four hundred potential jurors have been called. Jury selection is expected to take two to three weeks. The trial itself could last as long as eight months and may be one of the most expensive in state history, with six prosecutors and 12 defense attorneys, hundreds of witnesses and a million documents.

WATCH | What to expect during the APS trial

Man shot, suspect claims self defense

Man shot, suspect claims self defense

ATLANTA -- One person was hospitalized and another was arrested after a shooting overnight.

It happened at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Inspiration Way in southwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Capt. Jonathan Durant said the victim was shot multiple times in the torso. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

One person was arrested at the scene. The suspect claimed self defense, according to Durant.

No names were released.

Man gets 50 years for burglarizing Hank Aaron's house

Man gets 50 years for burglarizing Hank Aaron's house

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to burglarizing baseball legend Hank Aaron's southwest Atlanta home.

A Fulton County Superior Court judge sentenced Isiah Slaton to eight years in prison and 42 on probation for the crime.

According to information presented in court, Slaton and two co-defendants burglarized the house on July 14, 2013, while Aaron and his wife Billye were out of town. The trio ransacked the home and stole jewelry, including several baseball rings Aaron intended to donate to the Hall of Fame. They got away in the victims' two BMWs, both of which were later recovered.

In his victim impact statement, Aaron said he felt "violated" by the burglary, and called the stolen items "priceless." He said he was made aware of the crime when he received a phone call from his alarm company.

Suspects steal car with girl inside; child later found safe

Suspects steal car with girl inside; child later found safe

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are working to identify two men accused of stealing a car with a little girl inside.

It happened July 16 outside Cash America Pawn on Delowe Drive near Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta.

The victim told police he removed items from the trunk of his Dodge Charger and only walked a few feet away when two men jumped into the car and sped off. He said his 3-year-old daughter was asleep in the back seat.

According to a police report, the car was recovered minutes later in East Point. The little girl was still asleep inside; she was examined and deemed in good health. Her father will not face charges.

The victim reported several items missing from his recovered car, including his wallet and driver's license, a Bank of America debit card, a $10 bill and a pack of cigarettes.

OB/GYN pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

OB/GYN pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

ATLANTA -- A southwest Atlanta gynecologist has pleaded guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid of more than $200,000.

Dr. Nathaniel Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of Medicaid fraud, defrauding the state and unlicensed practice of medicine. A Fulton County Superior Court judge sentenced him to 10 years, with six months to serve in jail.

Johnson owned and operated Regency Professional Health Services for Women on Cascade Road. According to the Georgia Attorney General's Office, Johnson hired Jeff Romeus, a recent graduate of the American International School of Medicine in Guyana, to treat patients, even though Romeus was not licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.

Atlanta home invasion suspect found shot

Atlanta home invasion suspect found shot

ATLANTA -- A man found shot in southwest Atlanta Friday morning may be one of three suspects involved in a home invasion.

The man was spotted by police in the 1900 block of Metropolitan Parkway, not far from the crime scene at the Brookside Park Apartments on Rambling Lane.

Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said the home invasion happened at around 2 a.m. Two women were asleep inside their apartment when three men kicked in the front door. They fired guns at the door to the apartment's back bedroom, where one of the women was hiding. The victims were not hurt.

Lyon said the suspects ran, but left a handgun and a black and white Air Jordan shoe behind. The man who was shot was missing his shoes; Lyon said the second Air Jordan was found in the middle of Metropolitan Parkway.