Claiming the justice system has failed her family, the sister of murder victim Donna Ogletree Johnson, is pleading with state and federal officials for help in solving the 26-year-old slaying. “We have anxiously stood by and awaited justice from our legal system which has seemingly failed my family and my sister,” Becky Peterman wrote in a letter mailed last week. [Full Story »]
A man charged with phoning in bomb threats to convenience stores throughout middle Georgia heads up the list of cases to be taken up by the Lamar County grand jury when it convenes September 13 at 9 a.m. [Full Story »]
During a brief hearing Aug. 12, Superior Court Judge William Fears denied all motions related to Randolph 'Rudy' Vaughn's attempt to recover property confiscated during his arrest and conviction in an interstate theft ring.
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Part 13 in a serialization of interviews published on the 26th anniversary of the brutal murder of Donna Johnson:
As part of his revisitation of the Donna Johnson murder case in 2005, then-sheriff Joe Buice had the victim’s body exhumed from Crystal Hill cemetery in Thomaston and examined at the GBI crime lab in Decatur.