Murder victim's sister commits suicide

A Carrollton teenager whose sister's 2004 murder was at the center of a controversial case has committed suicide.

Authorities say Danielle Yates, 16, jumped from a parking deck across from the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Tuesday, according to the Carroll County Times-Georgian, which withheld the girl's name.

Capt. Chris Dobbs of the Carrollton Police Department told the Times-Georgian that Yates was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Atlanta, where she was treated for "some pretty bad injuries." She was taken off life support and died Thursday night, according to friends.

Dobbs said the girl had been going through "some rough times" with her family.

Danielle Yates was 7 when her sister, 8-year-old Amy, was found murdered after going out to ride her bicycle in the Carrollton trailer park where her family lived. A teenage neighbor, Johnathan Adams, was convicted of her death in 2005. However, he was exonerated after the confession of a mentally disabled teen, Chris Gossett, nearly two years after the crime.

Charges against Gossett were dropped in 2010 and the crime remains unsolved.



More Local

School bus schedules available on NTH website

The 2015-2016 bus schedules for the Coweta County School System are now available on The Newnan Times-Herald website, www.times-herald.com. ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Dollar General rezoning, pension discussion on agenda

A public hearing on the rezoning of property at Fischer Road and Raymond Hill Road for a Dollar General store is on the agenda for Tuesday n ... Read More


senoia city council

Public hearing on trailer regulations set

Proposed changes to the city of Senoia’s ordinances that will forbid any temporary vending trailers in the historic district are on th ... Read More


briarwood commons

Sharpsburg rezoning public hearing Monday

The Sharpsburg Town Council will hold a public hearing Monday on the rezoning of property for the Briarwood Commons development. The town is ... Read More


NTH turns 150

UFO movie lands in Coweta

In the spring of 1979, Newnan played host to a Italian film company shooting a motion picture. Leone Film chose Newnan as the backdrop to th ... Read More

UPDATE

Authorities identify burglary suspects

Authorities have identified the three suspects arrested in a manhunt that ended on Paces Landing Court on Thursday. Timothy Cole Stevenson, ... Read More