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Trooper is arrested on burglary charges

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a Georgia State Patrol trooper Thursday morning on charges he burglarized an Elbert County home twice in October and stole a total of $9,000.

Patrol Sgt. Gregory Sanders was booked into the Elbert County Jail on two counts of burglary and released soon after on a $20,000 bond, GBI and Elbert County officials said.

Sgt. Sanders worked a side job as a landscaper at the home he burglarized, said John Heinen, the special agent in charge of the GBI's Athens field office.

Sgt. Sanders, an Elberton resident assigned to the patrol's Washington post, was put on administrative leave pending completion of an internal investigation, according to state patrol spokesman Gordy Wright.

Police study whether 2-year-old killed man

BRUNSWICK --- Authorities are trying to determine whether a 2-year-old girl caused the shooting death of a man.

Curtis Gabriel Collins, 22, died after being shot in the head at a home about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Witnesses told police Mr. Collins was sitting on a sofa when the child grabbed at a gun on a table in the room, causing it to fire. But Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden says a medical examiner from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has withheld a ruling on whether the death was an accident or homicide until police complete their investigation.

Suspect in robberies, killing being sought

ATHENS --- Authorities in Clarke County are searching for a man who they think killed a convenience store clerk, then committed robberies at two other stores within a half-hour.

Athens-Clarke County police say the masked man entered the store about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and shot the clerk once in the chest with a 9 mm pistol, but didn't steal anything.

Within about 30 minutes of the killing, clerks at two other convenience stores a few miles away reported holdups involving a similar-looking man.

Burned, dismembered body found by road

LAGRANGE --- Authorities are investigating the discovery of a burned, dismembered body by the side of a road.

Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner says a passing motorist spotted the smoldering remains about 7:40 a.m. Thursday beside a road north of LaGrange. Paper had been placed under trash bags containing the remains and then set on fire.

The body was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab to be examined.

-- Edited from wire reports

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HTN007
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HTN007 12/07/07 - 04:32 am
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homicide at the hands of a 2

homicide at the hands of a 2 year old...."motive, method and means"? How does all this factor in? Should we be calling the people at the Guineess book of records? Can law enforcement or the media get any more ridiculous than this?

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tiredparent 12/07/07 - 05:55 am
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This is exactly why a loaded

This is exactly why a loaded gun should never be in the presence of children. Wether or not the child did it, why was the gun where a child could get it, and it was loaded? This is rediculous, what if the child had acccidently killed themselves. Now a man is dead, senselessly.

rdunaway
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rdunaway 12/07/07 - 07:19 am
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Guns in the hands of

Guns in the hands of irresponsible gun owners!

rdunaway
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rdunaway 12/07/07 - 07:35 am
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Has anyone notice the rise of

Has anyone notice the rise of crimes being committed by law enforcement officers rather it be violent or petty offences? What about the one from Aiken riding around Richmond County with his alcohol level almost twice the legal limit. A total lack of responsibility for the law and our residents here in Richmond County.

areyoukidding
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areyoukidding 12/07/07 - 07:56 am
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I not sure the article

I not sure the article suggests the police think the 2 year old committed the homicide. I would think the question is, did the 2 year old accidently kill the man or is it some lame story to cover up an adult actually killing the man.

rdunaway
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rdunaway 12/07/07 - 08:44 am
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Guns in the hands of

Guns in the hands of irresponsible gun owners!

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 12/07/07 - 09:26 am
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I don't think aa 2 year old

I don't think aa 2 year old has enough strength to pull a trigger, my 2 year old can barely pull the trigger on a water gun(made for kids). Unless this is supermans daughter.

PlayaFace
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PlayaFace 12/07/07 - 09:34 am
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anything can happen. you cant

anything can happen. you cant rule out the possibility until the medical examiner comes back with results. you have to take everything into consideration. if the man was sitting on the sofa and the child grabbed the gun off the table the child would have to lift the gun to get it at the right angle to shoot the man in the head... then pull the trigger. is it really possible?

karmakills123
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karmakills123 12/07/07 - 09:59 am
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Nah...not possible...the kid

Nah...not possible...the kid is being framed I tell ya !!.... :)

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change display name 12/07/07 - 10:27 am
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Maybe the gun was still on

Maybe the gun was still on the table and when the child grabbed it by the trigger, it went off. We don't know. The medical examiner won't be able to determine anything--the police are the ones who determine if a crime was committed. ME's con't determine the trigger weight, trajectory, interview witnesses, do gunshot residue tests, etc.

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change display name 12/07/07 - 10:30 am
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It's not that cops are

It's not that cops are committing more crimes, it's the media reporting every time a law enforcement officer farts without saying excuse me. How many "regular" people were arrested for DUI or burgalry during the same time frame? How many of them made it in the newspaper?

Rose
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Rose 12/07/07 - 11:07 am
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I hardly ever see DUI

I hardly ever see DUI pictures in the paper. When AC does post them it is only for a few days.

opinions
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opinions 12/07/07 - 11:27 am
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Why can't they do a gun test

Why can't they do a gun test on the 2 year olds hands to see if she had fired a gun? When you have recently fired a gun, doesn't it leave a residue?

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