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Armed robber sentenced in Stockbridge hair salon robbery 

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Florida man was sentenced to 40 years...

Jury convicts 80-year-old man in moving day murder

MCDONOUGH, GA – An Ellenwood man will spend life in...

Jury convicts man in Henry County gas station armed robbery

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Georgia man will spend the next 25...

Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend at Independence Day barbecue

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Barnesville man will spend life in prison for shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend at an Independence Day barbecue. Raphael Kelley, 22, entered a guilty plea Monday in Henry County Superior Court to charges of malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. As part of the...

Locust Grove man convicted of basketball court shooting 

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man will spend the next 20 years in prison after opening fire at two people fleeing an argument at the basketball court and striking one in the head.  Henry County Superior Court Senior Judge Arch McGarity sentenced Anthony Armstrong today to 30 years with the first 20 years in prison....

Hampton man to serve life for molesting two children

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man will spend life in prison after pleading guilty to molesting two girls. Carlos Albert Merazlizcano, 42, entered a guilty plea Tuesday to one count of aggravated child molestation, five counts of child molestation, two counts of incest, and one count of statutory rape. He was sentenced to life...

Armed robber sentenced in Stockbridge hair salon robbery 

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Florida man was sentenced to 40 years with the first 25 years in prison after he held two women and a child at gunpoint outside a Stockbridge hair salon.  Yadley Girard, 31, pleaded guilty Monday in Henry County Superior Court to charges of armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, possession...

Jury convicts 80-year-old man in moving day murder

MCDONOUGH, GA – An Ellenwood man will spend life in prison after opening fire on his family as they were packing to move, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old man. A Henry County jury returned the guilty verdict Friday night against 80-year-old Hailu Abebe on one count of malice murder, one count of felony...

Jury convicts man in Henry County gas station armed robbery

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Georgia man will spend the next 25 years in prison for robbing a Henry County gas station at gunpoint.  A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict against Corey Criswell, 33, today on three counts of aggravated assault and one count each of armed robbery, criminal attempt to commit a felony, and...

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Henry County District Attorney’s Office
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