Donations pour in for family of Brunswick murder victims
BRUNSWICK - A Georgia family facing costly funerals for seven relatives found slain in their mobile home are getting help from an outpouring of donations.
The Rev. Danny Stilwell of Eulonia said Thursday residents of the rural community have been making donations to a fund to help the victims' families pay funeral costs.
The funeral home Howard-Jones-Noble in Jesup is providing discounted services. And a company in Waycross has agreed to pour concrete vaults at the gravesite for a reduced price.
Police said 44-year-old Rusty Toler Sr., was slain along with his four children, a brother and a sister last weekend in a mobile home where the family members lived in coastal Brunswick. Eight people died in the attack, and only one survived.
Hearing postponed in killing of boxer
ATLANTA - A judge has postponed for a week the arraignments of three men charged in the shooting death of champion boxer Vernon Forrest.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford J. Dempsey postponed the hearing scheduled for Thursday for 30-year-old Charman Sinkfield, 20-year-old Demario Ware and 25-year-old Jquante Crews.
The judge delayed the hearing because District Attorney Paul Howard has said he will seek the death penalty but has not filed notice with the court.
Once the matter becomes a capital case, the two defendants who have appointed lawyers will get new attorneys who are qualified to handle death penalty cases.
Wife of police chief indicted for allegedly stealing city money
MCDONOUGH - The wife of the McDonough police chief has been indicted for allegedly stealing $4,000 in city funds while working as a municipal clerk.
A Henry County grand jury charged 49-year-old Callie Dorsey with one count of theft by taking on Thursday. The charge is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Henry District Attorney Tommy Floyd said she is accused of stealing the money from city hall between April 2008 and January 2009.
Dorsey started working as a clerk in the utilities department in 2004 and took payments in cash and checks for water and sewer service. Dorsey was given a polygraph test on Aug. 5 and admitted taking $1,000. She was fired the next day.