gay panic defense

An Atlanta teenager was convicted of murder after a Fulton County jury rejected his gay panic defense.

19-year-old Marquavyian Gude (inset) told the court he expected to meet a girl for random sex, but Devontavius McClain, also 19, showed up instead.

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Safaree Samuel

Nicki Minaj's hapless ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels probably thought his new girlfriend, Zashia Santiago, was a prize catch. It turns out Ms. Santiago is a convicted felon who worked as a certified nursing assistant until her arrest for identify theft.

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Jasmine Jones Norris Speed

A faulty lock at the Fulton County jail led to a brief romantic interlude for a death row prisoner and a female inmate, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The incident took place in the medical wing at the jail last week, according to an official incident report obtained by the AJC.

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Derrick Williams sentenced to life for killing wife

Finesse Dawson died a brutal death at the hands of the man who vowed to love and protect her forever. Derrick McLaurence Williams, 32, was convicted of beating and strangling Dawson on Dec. 5, 2012.

He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Juror #8 in Michael Dunn murder trial

One of the 2 black female jurors on the Michael Dunn jury has spoken out on whether racism was a factor in the jury deliberations.

Dunn, 47, was convicted on 4 of 5 counts against him in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis following an argument over loud rap music.

Juror #8 said race was not a factor in convicting Dunn on 3 counts of 2nd degree attempted murder and 1 count of throwing a missile.

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Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn, the Florida who fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis during an argument over loud music, compared himself to a rape victim during a recorded jailhouse phone call.

A Florida jury convicted Dunn, 47, on three counts of 2nd-degree attempted murder for shooting up the SUV that Davis and his 3 friends were riding in.

“I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back," Dunn told his fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, according to audio released by the prosecutor's office on Monday.

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