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- Southside woman sentenced in child’s death
- Trial set for six year old murder
- Calhoun County to celebrate Lee Birthday
Southside woman sentenced in childs death
28 year old Ansuya Patel of Rainbow City, has
been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to
manslaughter in the 2002 death of a 5 year old girl she and her
husband were adopting. Etowah County Circuit Judge Shaun Malone handed
down the maximum sentence allowed, according to Etowah County District
Attorney Jimmie Harp. Judge Malone denied a request for probation
from Patel after the sentence was given and required Patel to serve a
mandatory five years before a parole hearing could be held. Patel
originally was charged with capital murder after the death , of Priya,
who was being adopted by Ansuya and her husband, Denesh, from a cousin
in India. Harp said that on May 8, 2002, Rainbow City Fire Department
medics responded, and the child was driven to a hospital and then
flown to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, where she died the next
The child had swelling of the brain and an injury to the head. An
autopsy showed the child died from "sudden impact syndrome," Harp
said. Harp said Patel will face immediate deportation to India after
the sentence is served.
Trial set for six year old murder
The trial for a Cleveland man accused of beating
a Sylacauga mother and daughter to death some six years ago, could
come up as soon as March or April. Talladega County District
Attorney Steve Giddens said that DNA testing his office has been
waiting for from the state forensics lab is complete. It will be six
years in March since 48 year old Dolly Jemison, and her daughter, 26
year old Cherae Jemison, were killed. A Talladega County grand jury
indicted 25 year old Wakilli Brown, of Cleveland, Ohio, in June 2001
in the beating deaths of the two women. Brown was indicted on three
counts of capital murder. All three counts carry the death penalty.
Brown has been in the Talladega County Jail since
mid-March 2001. He was in jail at that time on a theft-of-property
charge stemming from his allegedly driving a 1990 Mazda owned by
Cherae Jemison to Cleveland.
Calhoun County to celebrate Lee Birthday
The birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee
will be celebrated with ceremonies this weekend. Calhoun County
Commissioner Eli Henderson says the celebration will take place this
Sunday at Janney Furnace Park in Ohatchee. The ceremony will also
honor the over 900 Calhoun county soldiers killed in the war between
the states. The celebration will take place this Sunday afternoon at
2pm at Janney furnace.
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