Ga. Woman Fatally Shot After Attacking Officer on Christmas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A woman killed by a Marietta police officer during a confrontation was under indictment on charges related to the mailing of a package to a New York state senator.

The woman, 53-year-old Jameela Barnette, was killed Sunday morning at a Marietta apartment complex. Police say she assaulted an officer with a knife and handgun and was shot to death.

Federal court records show Barnette was charged with false information and hoaxes and mailing threatening communications in connection with a package sent to the offices of New York state Sen. Greg Ball containing a letter, a vial of perfume and a Curious George doll.

She pleaded not guilty last month and was released on bond, and her attorney was seeking to have the charges dismissed.


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