4 Morgan County children were orphaned after their parents died in a car crash on Halloween night, AJC.com reports.

Donald and Crystal Howard made a quick run to the store to buy candy and red face paint for their oldest son, 13-year-old Justin, who was dressed up as Freddy Krueger.

But as they hurried back home, the couple lost control of their SUV and collided into a tree about a quarter-mile from their house. They died instantly.

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Update II: Kelly Gissendar, 47, was put to death early Wednesday at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson. Gissendaner became the first female convict executed in Georgia in 70 years.

She died by lethal injection at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday after exhausting all of her appeals at the state and federal levels. The Supreme Court denied Gissendaner's final appeal at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Gissendaner's three grown children were offered the option of saying their good-byes to their mother at the prison, but they opted to go before the clemency board on Tuesday to plead for her life instead.

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A social media video of rapper Rich Homie Quan smoking a blunt while holding a small child on his lap has triggered a child protective services investigation.

The Georgia Department of Child and Family services has opened an investigation into Rich Homie Quan's fitness as a parent…

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The parents of 2 Gwinnett County brothers who savagely beat and stabbed them in their Snellville home now say they forgive their sons.

"Those were not our boys that did that to us," Yvonne Ervin told WSB-TV exclusively. "We did not raise them that way.”

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Elderly Man Beheaded

It is a scene straight out of a retiree's worst nightmare. A 88-year-old man was found decapitated in the garage of his home, and his 87-year-old wife is missing. The case has baffled Putnam County police who say they don't believe the home invasion was random.

The grisly murder happened inside a guard gated community of million dollar homes on the shores of Lake Oconee, about 78 miles east of Atlanta.

Russell Dermond's body was found Tuesday morning by friends who hadn't heard from the couple in several days. Dermond's wife, Shirley, is missing, and so is his head.

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Woman shot in hair salon

A woman was shot and killed inside a Dallas, GA hair salon earlier today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Police say the shooting happened at Julia's Hair Salon on Dallas-Acworth Highway in the Crossroads shopping center on Monday. A male suspect is in custody. He was apprehended by Cobb and Paulding county sheriff's deputies who were eating lunch at a nearby Subways restaurant.

Police did not say what the suspect's connection was to the dead woman.

A salon client with her hair still in rollers was too shaken to speak to a reporter. She was seen leaving a nearby Taco Bell and left the scene with a family member. Black hair salons are normally closed on Mondays in Atlanta.

Dallas is about 26 miles northwest of Atlanta.