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Inmate gives birth in cell; baby dies


JONESBORO, GA. — Au­thor­ities say an inmate at the Clayton County Jail gave birth to a child in her cell early Saturday but that the baby later died at a hospital.

Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Brian Crisp said the birth is under investigation and that authorities are not releasing any more information about the birth or the woman.

Sheriff Kem Kimbrough told WSB-TV that the mother and baby were taken to a hospital. He said his office is looking into whether jail staff did anything wrong.

Southern Regional Hospital declined to release any information, citing federal privacy laws.

Teen in coma after car-surfing wreck

NORCROSS, GA. — A Georgia teenager is in a coma and another charged with hit-and-run after an accident while car-surfing.

Norcross police told WSB-TV that they believe as many as eight teens skipped school Friday. They say as many as three teens were riding outside of the car when it flipped, trapping 16-year-old Alex Mora underneath.

Mora is in a medically induced coma at Gwinnett Medical Center. His family says doctors expect him to remain in a coma for another week or two. They say doctors believe the worst is over. His injuries included a broken pelvic bone and leg.

Alejandro Barrita-Rod­riguez, 18, has been charged with hit-and-run and driving without a license.

Attorney accused of drug offer at jail

ATLANTA — An inmate’s tip led to a Georgia lawyer’s arrest on charges of offering inmates forbidden items in exchange for sexual favors.

Michael Stuart Winner, 45, was booked into Cobb County Jail on eight felony charges involving two female inmates.

A warrant obtained by WSB-TV says Winner met with the inmates in private attorney-client rooms on numerous occasions.

The Cobb County Sher­iff’s Office said Winner exposed himself to a female inmate and asked to see another woman’s breasts. Deputies say he offered to bring inmates drugs or tobacco in exchange.

In other news

THE NEW INTERNATIONAL terminal at Atlanta’s airport is scheduled to open on time next month, but the Federal Aviation Administration has questions about concessions contracts awarded to four companies. The FAA had doubts about whether those firms qualified as “disadvantaged businesses.”



Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:23

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