Category: crime - Daily Agenda - Atlanta Magazine

Twins sentenced in case of murdered, buried journalist

Cormier brothers point fingers at each other while the judge punishes both

Taking the stand at his own murder trial, a tearful William Cormier III implied that it was not him, but his twin brother, Christopher, who [killed former journalist Sean Dugas in his Pensacola, Florida home][1] in 2012. But the Escambia County jury was unmoved, convicting William of murder and sentencing him to life in prison without parole. Read more...

Cormier twin pleads in murder case

Christopher takes deal, maintains he did not witness brother kill Florida journalist

After being inseparable for their entire lives, including being jailed together for the past fourteen months in Escambia County, Florida, the Cormier twins are now taking divergent paths. Read more...

Billboards advertise a $25,000 reward for tips in Cotrona case

Patrick Cotrona’s family raised funds for seven billboards around East Atlanta

After East Atlanta Village resident Patrick Cotrona was [fatally shot last May][1], his sister Kate Cotrona Krumm drew attention to his case by posting a poignant hand-lettered sign on a telephone pole near the spot where her brother died. Block letters on a big sheet of cardboard paid tribute to a “brother and a kind and loving son and uncle and friend.” On Thursday afternoon, Krumm unveiled another sign—a massive billboard advertising a $25,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of two people suspected in the death of her brother. Read more...

Ed Kramer pleads guilty to molestation charges

It's his most drastic step, but once again the DragonCon cofounder is avoiding trial

On Monday, finally docketed as the day jury selection was to begin, Kramer actually expedited the legal process by pleading guilty to three counts of felony child molestation in Gwinnett County Superior Court. In exchange, the DragonCon co-founder was sentenced to five years house arrest for each count, to be served concurrently. Read more...

Atlantan of the Year: Antoinette Tuff

The steely-nerved bookkeeper who prevented a school shooting

Thanks to Antoinette Tuff’s presence of mind when confronted with terror, the incident at McNair is known for what did not happen. Read more...