Regional Roundup: Jury Finds Hemy Neuman Guility but Mentally Ill, Suspect of More Than 25 Robberies Already Behind Bars, and Movie Stars Film in Athens

A look at top headlines from Patch sites across northeast Georgia.

-- East Cobb Patch

Former East Cobb resident Hemy Neuman has been found guilty but mentally ill by a DeKalb County jury Thursday in the murder of Russell "Rusty" Sneiderman. 

He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by Judge Gregory Adams, who also issued a five-year sentence for Neuman's conviction on a weapons charge. 

Neuman, , showed no emotion as the verdict was read. The jury forewoman's voice cracked a bit as she read that Neuman was "guilty beyond a reasonable doubt but mentally ill."

According to the terms of the verdict, Neuman will return to prison but will receive treatment for his mental illness. Doug Peters, Neuman's lead attorney, said he will appeal the verdict.

on East Cobb Patch.

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-- Loganville-Grayson Patch

WSB Radio reports the suspect of more than 25 armed robberies in Gwinnett and North Fulton County may already be in jail.

Derrick Cage of Snellville was on a long list of charges related to 15 armed robberies in several Gwinnett cities, including Lawrenceville.

Investigators have now connected Cage to additional robberies in Lawrenceville,  Roswell, Norcross, Snellville, Johns Creek and Lilburn.

According to Lt. Westbrooks of Loganville Police Department, there is a possibility he could be connected to a on December 15 as well.


-- Athens Patch

Parts of downtown Athens have been closed off Wednesday and today featuring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake, among others.

Athens Patch blogger Joe Dennis captured some of the scene Wednesday as locals shouldered up against the Hollywood action.


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