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Man indicted in girlfriend's slaying

LAWRENCEVILLE — A former gang member was indicted Wednesday for charges stemming from the deadly 2005 shooting of his girlfriend in a church parking lot.

A Gwinnett County Superior Court grand jury found reason enough to indict Hector Alexander Acosta of Lawrenceville on murder and a weapons charge more than five years after the body of Maria Olvera-Reyes was discovered.

Parishioners arriving for a Saturday vigil at a Lawrenceville Catholic church found the 24-year-old slumped over in the driver’s seat of her vehicle, shot several times in the head, on Sept. 10, 2005, police said then.

Acosta was believed to be a member of the violent Hispanic gang MS-13.

Lilburn man indicted on child porn charges

A middle-aged Lilburn man was indicted Wednesday on four counts of sexual exploitation of children.

Bishara Shorrosh, 52, was indicted after Lilburn police said he e-mailed an undercover investigator child pornography in Sept. 2009.

Police said then that they were tipped off by a woman who had been chatting with Shorrosh online. She allegedly told police that Shorrosh had mentioned he liked teen boys and girls.

The grand jury indictment released Thursday said that Shorrosh was allegedly found to be in possession of a number of photos depicting “the lewd exhibition of the genitals of a minor female.”

Gwinnett County Jail records show Shorrosh posted $11,400 bond and was released on Aug. 25 of last year.