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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  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:46 AM
    Sorry for your loss, but you can't let your temper get the better of you and attack someone with a weapon, especially if they have a deadly weapon that they will defend their self with. Some people can't control their temper and they think they are right and can do what they want regardless, and this is the end result.
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