MACON, Ga. (AP) -- A Macon man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend has been arrested in Alabama.
The Telegraph of Macon reports 29-year-old Bobby Lee Fordham was arrested late Friday by federal marshals from the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Marshals also recovered the car owned by the slain woman, 29-year-old Candace Rice.
Police say Rice was found dead under a brown quilt inside a locked bedroom at her home Monday. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Saturday she was killed by a single stab wound to the chest.
Investigators had been looking for Fordham since Tuesday after learning Rice's children told a babysitter the couple had been fighting.
DALTON, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an 11-year-old girl in north Georgia has been fatally shot, apparently by a sibling who was playing with a loaded handgun.
Jerry Scott, special agent in charge of the GBI office in Calhoun, said Saturday the shooting appears to have been accidental. The GBI is assisting the Whitfield County sheriff with the investigation.
Scott says the fatal shooting Friday night appears to have been a "tragic accident." The girl was riding in the back of a pickup truck with her siblings and other children when she was shot. Scott says it appears that one of the girl's siblings was playing with a handgun when she was shot. Their parents were in the cab of the truck.
The GBI has not released the girl's name.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Defense attorneys for a man charged with killing an Athens-Clarke County police officer last year say the suspect is incompetent to stand trial.
A Friday hearing for Jamie Hood was cancelled by a judge after defense attorneys filed a motion seeking a proceeding to determine his competence.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports prosecutors opposed any further pretrial delays, saying Hood's lawyers were simply using them as a stalling tactic.
Hood is charged with the March 2011 shootings of officers Elmer "Buddy" Christian III and Tony Howard. Christian was killed and Howard was seriously wounded. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
As he surrendered on live television last year, Hood was heard saying: "I regret killing that officer."
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- The mother of a 12-year-old Savannah girl slain in 2003 say they're shocked that a judge has dismissed murder charges in the case.
Ashleigh Moore's mother tells WTOC-TV she's "lost for words" that the man accused of raping and killing her daughter may go free without ever facing trial. Michelle Moore says she fears for suspect Bobby Buckner's family if he walks free.
In a ruling Wednesday, a Chatham County Superior Court judge ruled prosecutors violated Buckner's constitutional right to a speedy trial. The judge said the case was plagued by constant delays and vanishing evidence since Buckner was charged in 2007.
Buckner's attorneys say he's innocent and prosecutors dragged their feet because they lacked evidence.
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