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Woman found guilty of burning girlfriend's body

Woman found guilty of burning girlfriend's body

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta woman has been found guilty again in a re-trial of a murder she and her son committed in 2005.

Tonya Miller, 48, was convicted for the second time Friday in the death of 56-year-old Cheryl Miranda of Tampa, Fla.

According to information presented in court, Miller and her son Jabaris killed Miranda by hitting her in the head and stabbing her in the neck. They then set the victim's truck, with her body inside, on fire in a wooded area off of All Welcome Road in unincorporated south Fulton County on Mar. 4, 2005.

Miranda's body was identified by fingerprints, according to Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones. Investigators determined that the victim's hands had been bound with rope and a belt had been fastened around her neck.

Atlanta Walgreens robbed

Atlanta Walgreens robbed

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a pharmacy on the city's west side.

The robbery happened at around 5 a.m. Monday at the Walgreens on Princeton Parkway near Camp Creek Parkway.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the suspect asked the Walgreens cashier for a carton of cigarettes, then pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and demanded money from the register.

The cashier told police the suspect took $400 to $500 before running from the store.

Wednesday afternoon, Atlanta Police released surveillance photos of the suspect. Jones said investigators have not yet made an arrest.

Man jailed for identity theft

Man jailed for identity theft

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- A College Park man is behind bars in Fayette County, accused of stealing a credit card.

Walter Samuel Sheats is being held in the Fayette County Jail on three counts of felony identity theft.

Fayette County Sheriff's Inv. Josh Shelton said the 33-year-old suspect is accused of taking a Fayette County resident's credit card and using it three times in November.

Sheats was taken into custody Thursday.

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."

Reward offered in College Park BP shooting

Reward offered in College Park BP shooting

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information in a recent shooting at a College Park convenience store.

On Nov. 3, two men tried to rob the BP gas station on West Fayetteville Road and fatally shot the clerk, 28-year-old Alagie Dibba.

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Anyone who can help police identify and track down the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. Tipsters can also submit information at crimestoppersatlanta.org.

Convenience store clerk killed during robbery

Convenience store clerk killed during robbery

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A store clerk was killed during an armed robbery in College Park over the weekend.

College Park Police spokesman Jeff Hightower said the robbery happened at around 11:25 p.m. Saturday at the BP gas station on West Fayetteville Road.

The crime was captured on store surveillance video. Hightower said two suspects burst into the store and shot the clerk once in the stomach.

The employee, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Both suspects appear to be in their early teens to early 20s, Hightower said. The man in the yellow shirt whose back is to the camera is not one of the suspects.

Anyone who can identify the men in the pictures is asked to call College Park Police at 404-761-3131 or the tip line at 404-768-8664. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

3 shot in attempted robbery

3 shot in attempted robbery

ATLANTA -- Authorities say three people have been shot in what appears to have been a robbery attempt just south of Atlanta.

Fulton County Police Sgt. Scott McBride said two people were returning to a unit in the Biscayne Club apartments at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when they were chased by a group of two to four people.

Police said one of the two people was grazed, and the other was shot in the stomach and hand. McBride said one of the shooting victims returned fire, wounding at least one of the suspects.

Authorities said officers found one of the suspects at a nearby nightclub on Old National Highway and took him into custody.

The wounded are being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center.