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Mother talks about battle with flesh-eating bacteria


ATLANTA -- A Gwinnett County mother discussed her battle with flesh-eating bacteria on Wednesday.

Cindy Martinez, a 35-year-old former Marine, lost her right hand and both legs below the knees after contracting necrotizing fasciitis in late May.

Martinez was treated at several metro Atlanta hospitals before she was transferred to Doctors Hospital in Augusta, where her surgeries were performed. She was moved to Shepherd Center in Atlanta on Aug. 4. 

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Black community leader meets with Gwinnett County Sheriff


Investigators: Zaxby's fire not connected to Ervin brother


 

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities say a brother accused of attacking his parents was not involved in a fire at a Snellville restaurant.

Police say 17-year-old Cameron Ervin and 22-year-old Christopher Ervin drugged their parents and tried to blow up their home using candles and natural gas on Sept. 5. When that plan failed, police say they stabbed their father, beat their mother and attempted to strangle both.

Teen allegedly used steak knife to kill elderly neighbor


DACULA, Ga -- Police have released few details about the brutal stabbing death of Margaret Sheffield, 77, of Dacula. But newly released court documents obtained by 11 Alive News explain more about how and why she was killed, and what led police to arrest her 16-year-old neighbor.

Sheffield's body was found by a relative inside her home, in the foyer, of her Track Way home on Friday, September 11, 2015. But police believe she was killed the day before on Thursday.

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Parents visit sons accused of trying to kill them


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Two Gwinnett County brothers accused of brutally attacking their parents were visited in jail by the very people they allegedly attacked.

Police say 17-year-old Cameron Ervin and 22-year-old Christopher Ervin tried to blow up their parent's home using candles and natural gas on Sept. 5. When that plan failed, police say they stabbed their father, beat their mother and attempted to strangle both.

Teen accused of murdering elderly woman appears in court


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – The attorney for a 16-year-old charged with murdering his neighbor says cameras shouldn’t be allowed inside the courtroom.

Attorney Walt Britt argued before a Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Friday afternoon that cameras would unfairly prejudice his client, James Watkins.

Watkins is accused of brutally murdering 77-year-old Margaret Sheffield, a grandmother who lived nine doors down from him.

 

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