Woman pleads not guilty to charge of killing baby with cough medicine

Carlitha Yvette Hardy

A DeKalb County mother pleaded not guilty Nov. 14 to giving her 4-month-old son a lethal dose of cough medicine. Carlitha Yvette Hardy, 34, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct following her son’s death in November 2010. She was indicted Sept. 25. Although prosecutors say they believe it was an accident, they said […]

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Dunwoody Police looking for man who tried to entice child


The Dunwoody Police Department is looking for a suspect who attempted to entice a child while in the restroom of the Perimeter Mall. On Nov. 12 at approximately 7 p.m., a 15-year-old male was in the restroom when he was approached by the suspect, according to a media release by the Dunwoody Police Department. The […]

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Plot thickens in Sneiderman’s alleged conspiracy to murder husband

Andrea Sneiderman

Andrea Sneiderman was allegedly having an affair with her boss Hemy Neuman; however, prosecutors suggested in court Nov. 16 that another man may have played a role in her alleged plot to murder her husband Rusty Sneiderman. Neuman later admitted to killing Sneiderman’s husband in November 2010 and was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. In […]

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Supreme Court upholds conviction of Lithonia woman

Court Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the conviction of a woman who hit and killed a child as he walked to school. The court issued its unanimous decision Nov. 5 that the conviction of Shirley Ogilvie, 44, of Lithonia, will stand, reversing a Court of Appeals decision. DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston sought […]

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Mistrial declared in rape trial of karate teacher


A mistrial has been declared in the case of Adrian Spellen, a karate teacher accused of raping a 9-year-old girl at his karate studio. DeKalb County Judge Clarence Seeliger declared a mistrial because the jury could not reach a consensus. Bond for Spellen was set at $50,000. In 2011, Spellen, 29, was released on $100,000 […]

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Sneiderman arrested, indicted as accomplice in husband’s murder


Andrea Sneiderman, the widow of Rusty Sneiderman, who was gunned down in November 2010 by Andrea’s former boss Hemy Neuman, was arrested Aug. 2 and charged as an accomplice in her husband’s murder. Neuman was eventually tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now Sneiderman could face a similar fate if the case […]

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