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Woman indicted in slaying

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett grand jury indicted Dacula resident Laurie Louise Alexander this week on charges she stabbed her husband to death in December.

The five-count indictment charges Alexander with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possessing a knife "three or more inches in length" in the Dec. 8 killing.

Alexander is accused of killing Ronald Alexander, 44, in the couple's The Terraces Way home, where police found his body on the kitchen floor. She initially told police she found her husband dead in the morning after the two had argued the previous night.

She remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond. Her arraignment is expected within a month.

In an unrelated matter, a Snellville man whose bizarre arrest made headlines this week was indicted on a separate bill involving terroristic threats.

The grand jury indicted Jerome Vento Jr., 39, on counts of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct for allegedly telling a woman he would kill her last October.

Earlier this week, authorities said Vento threatened to kill law enforcement officers across Gwinnett because they've poisoned citizens with a nuclear pesticide called "Pulmo."

In the latter case, he's charged with two felonies - transmitting a false public alarm and criminal defamation - and a misdemeanor count of dissemination of information relating to terrorist acts.

Exactly why Vento allegedly e-mailed the threats to officials is unknown, police said.

Vento remains in jail without bond. His first appearance in court is expected this afternoon.