Man sentenced in attack on hitchhiker near Atlanta

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ATLANTA — A man has been sentenced in Atlanta to life in prison for abducting a raping a hitchhiker.

A Fulton County Superior Court jury convicted 29-year-old Eddie Reid on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Reid abducted the woman south of Atlanta last May. They say he drove her to an abandoned house where he bound her hands and feet and raped her, then tossed her out a window when she tried to escape.

When he left, authorities say she went to a neighbor who called 911, but Reid came back and dragged her away by her hair.

Prosecutors say Reid took the woman to a hospital and programmed his cellphone number into her phone.

Authorities say Reid later called the woman and police were able to trace the call and arrested him.

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bree026
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bree026 04/08/11 - 10:53 am
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Scumbag!!!

Scumbag!!!

Sweet son
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Sweet son 04/08/11 - 12:33 pm
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Good word bree, but I have

Good word bree, but I have two and the first one is dumb!

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AutumnLeaves 04/08/11 - 04:35 pm
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How many steps below a

How many steps below a Neanderthal's would you say his actions were? This has got to be the strangest thing I've ever heard. Was he on something and sobered up in time to realize what he'd done and he'd better get help for her? I'm glad he got her to a hospital and that he put his cell # in her phone, but...this is a lulu.

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seenitB4 04/09/11 - 08:40 am
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This is a lulu....I agree

This is a lulu....I agree AL.....truth is stranger than fiction.

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