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GWINNETT: Court to consider speedy trial claim

GWINNETT: Court to consider speedy trial claim

ATLANTA -- A death penalty defendant who has been awaiting trial for a Gwinnett County killing since March 2005 is asking Georgia's top court to dismiss all charges for violations of his right to a speedy trial for the second time in less than two years.

Khahn Dinh Phan is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to dismiss his charges because he said the state has "chronically underfunded" the death penalty defense system.

Phan was accused of the December 2004 shootings of a Vietnamese couple and their two-year-old son over a gambling debt. The father and son died, while the wife suffered severe injuries.

Phan was appointed two public defenders, but the case lagged amid a funding delay. Prosecutors say Phan brought the delays upon himself.

Police searching for Suwanee bank robber

Police searching for Suwanee bank robber

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Suwanee Police are looking for a suspected bank robber who took money from the RBC Centura Bank on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Wednesday.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect, a white man in his late 20s or early 30s. Witnesses described him as about six feet tall and dressed in business attire.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Suwanee Police at 770-945-8995.

Early morning bank robber still at large

Early morning bank robber still at large

LILBURN, Ga. –Early Friday morning, a bank robbery occurred at the Well Fargo bank at 1028 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn.

Authorities say the suspect, who was identified as a light skinned black male armed with a hand gun jumped the counter and secured an unspecified amount of money.

According to a report, the suspect fled to a waiting burgundy 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The car had Tennessee tags and a damaged right rear fender.

Wells Fargo is offering a $5000 reward in this case. No one was injured during this robbery.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.

 

Gwinnett County inmate charged with attempted murder-for-hire

Gwinnett County inmate charged with attempted murder-for-hire

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – According to the Gwinnett County sheriff deputies, they have charged a man jail inmate with trying to hire someone to kill another person.

Inmate Richard Fowler was in the Gwinnett County Jail awaiting transport into the state prison system when officials received information that he was attempting to hire someone to kill a woman with whom he had been having issues.

According to the report, during the investigation, a Gwinnett Sheriff’s deputy posed as a murderer who had been hired to commit murder; Flower met with the undercover deputy and offered him money to kill the woman.  

Deputies obtained warrants, last week, and charged Mr. Fowler with criminal solicitation and attempt to commit a crime. Fowler remains in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

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Feds: Cartel takedown had key Gwinnett ties

Feds: Cartel takedown had key Gwinnett ties

Gwinnett County-  Mexican Cartel look to have a US drug hub here in Gwinnett County.

Roadside drug busts in Gwinnett proved key in building a case against a Mexican cartel acting as a cocaine and marijuana pipeline, federal officials said Wednesday.

A three-year investigation coined “Operation G-60” culminated with the arrests of 16 alleged drug traffickers and money launderers from inner city Atlanta to far-flung suburbs Wednesday.

Police looking for suspect involved in Norcross shooting

Police looking for suspect involved in Norcross shooting

NORCROSS --  A suspect is sought in the shooting at at Norcross nightclub over the weekend.

The man shot in the chest outside a Norcross night club over the weekend is expected to recover, as police try to gather information about a possible suspect.