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3 shot, 1 stabbed at DeKalb motel

3 shot, 1 stabbed at DeKalb motel

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two women and two men were hurt in a fight at a DeKalb County motel overnight.

The incident happened at the Old English Inn on Glenfair Road near Interstate 285.

DeKalb County police said several women got into a fight inside one of the motel's rooms. One of the women pulled out a knife and cut another woman on her face.

A group of men tried to intervene. One of the men was shot in the chest, while another was shot in the back. A woman was also shot in the hand.

All four victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Both men were in critical condition at transport. The women's conditions were unknown.

Police have not yet identified anyone involved or said whether they plan to file charges.

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Father and son sentenced for racketeering

Father and son sentenced for racketeering

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A father and son have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a plot to take control of houses they did not own.

Kennesaw residents Guilio Glenn Greye, 61, and Ian Justain Greye, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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Giulio Greye was sentenced to five years, while his son received 10 years. Both men are required to spend two years in prison.

Two co-defendants -- 52-year-old Susan Lorraine Weidman of Kennesaw and 29-year-old Matthew Daniel Lowery of Alpharetta -- will be tried next month.

According to information presented in court, the Greyes moved into an empty house on Champlain Street in Decatur and filed false documents with DeKalb County, claiming they owned the property.

6 Walmart employees charged with theft

6 Walmart employees charged with theft

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Six employees at an Acworth Walmart were arrested for allowing more than $6,000 worth of merchandise to be stolen from the store.

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Walmart loss prevention officers called the Acworth Police Department on Dec. 23 to report the thefts at the store in the 3100 block of Cobb Parkway.

Investigators soon determined the six suspects rang up each others' purchases and then voided the transactions, allowing Walmart employees to take items from the store without paying for them.

DeKalb County police investigate 2 shootings

DeKalb County police investigate 2 shootings

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County police responded to two separate shootings overnight.

A man was shot in the backside at the Waffle House on East College Avenue near Avondale Estates.

The victim, whose name was not released, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital.

The second shooting happened inside the Park on Candler apartment complex on Candler Road.

Investigators said the victim was walking through the complex when a black SUV pulled up alongside him.

Someone inside the car tried robbing the victim before shooting him multiple times. The man was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Police said at least four suspects were inside the SUV.

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

ATLANTA -- Three members of the MS-13 gang have been sentenced to life in prison for committing murders in two counties.

Ernesto Escobar, 30, of Norcross was sentenced Thursday in federal court. He goes by the street names "Flaco" and "Pink Panther."

Two co-defendants -- 25-year-old Miguel "Joker" Alvarado-Linares of Norcross and 30-year-old Dimas "Toro" Alfaro-Granados of Duluth -- were sentenced in October.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the three men were charged with murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for several incidents in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

Evidence presented in court showed Alvarado-Linares and Alfaro-Granados killed a fellow MS-13 member in October 2006 because they believed the victim was cooperating with police.

Man convicted of killing Black Gay Pride attendee

Man convicted of killing Black Gay Pride attendee

ATLANTA -- A Decatur man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of killing two people in 2010.

Derrick Burden, 24, was sentenced Friday to two life sentences without the possibility of parole.

He was found guilty of shooting 21-year-old Samuel Blizzard, Jr. and 26-year-old Calvin Streater to death inside a southeast Atlanta townhouse on Sept. 5, 2010.

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Police said the townhouse belonged to Blizzard's cousin. Blizzard's body was found slumped over the living room sofa; police said Burden forced the victim to kneel before shooting him in the back of the head. He also stole Blizzard's laptop.

Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A tutor to low-income children has been charged with first-degree forgery and false statements by a Fulton County Grand Jury.

Domonique Scott was charged Nov. 26 with creating false assets and liabilities for her company, A Love of Learning Tutoring.

Court documents show Scott produced false balance sheets, statements of net income, a forged letter showing a non-existent cash line of credit and even a start date for her company.

The fake company was hired in January 2010 by the Georgia Department of Education's Supplemental Education Services program, which provides free tutoring and academic assistance to low-income families. A Love of Learning Tutoring helped children in Bibb, Clayton, DeKalb, Muscogee and Richmond counties, according to information presented in court.