Sunday, September 6, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Norcross man accused of strangling his girlfriend last year with a cord is scheduled to stand trial this week.
Police said Andres Luis Rodriguez-Nova, 40, was under the impression his lover, Elba Mejia-Mesa, 44, was cheating on him. He admitted to killing her during a spat at a Norcross apartment June 22, authorities said.
Rodriguez-Nova reportedly called 911 from a DeKalb County home on the same day to tell police where the woman's body could be found and to claim responsibility for her slaying. Police found the victim dead at the Lake Colony Apartments and later arrested her boyfriend.
Police said Rodriguez-Nova confessed to the killing during interrogations.
Rodriguez-Nova faces charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and false imprisonment, according to his indictment.
Jury selection should begin after the holiday weekend, with Superior Court Judge Tom Davis presiding.