When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.
Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.
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Fulton County police were investigating a stabbing death Monday.Police found a 55-year-old man dead in the 200 block of Marcliff Court in south Fulton, but they did not know if he was the home owner, Fulton County police Cpl.
Another former Georgia ethics staffer sends word she is planning a lawsuit against the ethics commission.
Former staffer Elisabeth Murray-Obertein plans to file her own lawsuit against the agency, according to her attorney, Cheryl Legare. The news comes days after a jury sided with Stacey Kalberman, the commission’s former director, in a lawsuit claiming she was forced out for too aggressively investigating a complaint stemming from Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign.
Former staffers Sherilyn Streicker and John Hair have filed similar lawsuits that are now winding their way through the courts. Neither is on the trial calendar yet, though, and they may not make it that far. As noted earlier, several jurors polled after the Kalberman case openly questioned why state attorneys didn’t settle before bringing to trial.
Murray-Obertein’s case could prove more complicated than some of the others.
She was the commission’s top lawyer and, in sworn testimony, accused director Holly LaBerge of bragging that Deal “owes” for making the most serious complaints against him go away. (Deal and LaBerge have denied involvement.) She was also fired in January, shortly after a police officer said she appeared intoxicated at work.