Woman Found Dead in House Fire; Mom Indicted in Starvation Death

Top Patch headlines around Georgia include a man wearing a motorcycle helmet who jumped the counter and robbed a pharmacy.

Cobb Police Look for Rite Aid Robber - Kennesaw Patch

The Cobb County Police Department is looking for the suspect in a Tuesday night armed robbery at the Wade Green Road Rite Aid.

At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man wearing a multi-colored motorcycle helmet, long sleeve gray shirt, blue jeans and black gloves entered the Rite Aid, jumped the counter in the pharmacy area and brandished a handgun at an employee, said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the department. Get the full story on Kennesaw Patch.

- Lilburn Patch

A Berkmar High student has been arrested in connection with the robbing and tasing other students near the school last December.

Isaiah Jenkins, of Lawrenceville, allegedly was part of a four-person robbing crew that targeted three victims, two of whom were Berkmar students from Snellville. Find out what the foursome allegedly did on Lilburn Patch.

Woman Indicted in Starvation Death of Teenage Daughter - South Cobb Patch

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted a Smyrna woman on murder charges in connection with the June 2012 starvation death of her mentally-challenged teenage daughter.

The indictment alleges that Ebony Espree Berry, 36, of Smyrna, failed to provide adequate nutrition and medical care for Markea Berry, 16, said Kim Isaza, the spokeswoman for Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds.

It was the afternoon of June 15, 2012, when officers went to a home on Concord Road in reference to an unresponsive girl. Inside the home, they found Markea Berry's body. She weighed just 43 pounds.

Woman Found Dead in North Forsyth House Fire - Cumming Patch

Firefighters responding to a house fire early Sunday morning found a woman's body inside the residence, according to authorities.

Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department said fire crews were dispatched around 1:08 a.m. to 5145 Shady Grove Road in northeast Forsyth County where a fire was burning a single-family house.

"Upon the initial attack [of the fire] and initial search of the home our firefighters did find the body of a deceased 40-year-old victim," he said. Check Cumming Patch for more details and updates.


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