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Suspect with knife is killed by deputy

FAYETTEVILLE, GA. — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in Fayette County shot and killed a man found holding a knife to the throat of a teenage hostage early Saturday.

Fayette County sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan said deputies were responding to a call at 3:35 a.m. Saturday about a fight at a home. Rowan said the deputies found a 22-year-old man at the house holding a knife to the throat of a 17-year-old.

The spokesman said a deputy fired a single shot, killing the man, after he was told several times to drop the knife and refused.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

Cleaning crew finds fetus in freezer

ALPHARETTA, GA. — Po­lice in metro Atlanta are investigating the discovery of a human fetus left in the freezer at a vacant apartment.

Neighbors say the tenants of the Alpharetta apartment recently moved out. Police say a cleaning crew found the fetus Friday inside a shoebox in the freezer.

Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon described the fetus as being “fully developed.”

Jury acquits man in deadly stabbing

SAVANNAH, GA. — A jury on Friday acquitted a Savannah man charged with murder after his defense lawyer argued that the suspect stabbed another man to death in self-defense.

Prosecutors say Kenneth Haggins, 30, was angry and seeking revenge when he stabbed 27-year-old Ronald White five or six times with a knife in August 2010.

Defense attorney Jennifer Burns said Haggins was being pummeled on the ground by White before stabbing him in self-defense. The jury deliberated for four hours.


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