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Court upholds sentence in 'honor killing'

Court upholds sentence in 'honor killing'

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the malice murder conviction and life prison sentence of a man accused of killing his daughter in a so-called "honor killing."

Prosecutors say Pakistan native Chaudhry Rashid said he killed his daughter after she disgraced the family.

Rashid was accused of strangling 25-year-old Sandeela Kanwal during the summer of 2008 in Clayton County because she planned to divorce her husband from an arranged marriage.

A jury convicted Rashid in May 2011 on murder and assault charges.

Rashid appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court, saying jurors shouldn't have been allowed to see a video of him describing the killing to relatives. The justices disagreed in a unanimous decision, ruling that he had no expectation of privacy during the conversation at a police station.

1 killed in Clayton County rollover crash

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Clayton County police say a passenger in an SUV was killed late Monday night.

The crash happened on Interstate 75 near Old Dixie Highway just after 11 p.m.

Officer Charlene Watson-Fraser said the driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries when the SUV went out of control and rolled over.

Police have not said if either person was ejected from the vehicle. An investigation will determine if speed or alcohol was involved.


49ers Promote Wesleyan Alum Hall for NFC Title Game

Atlanta--The San Francisco 49ers promoted WR Chad Hall from the team's practice squad.Hall (5-8, 187) was originally signed to the 49ers practice squad on November 27 and later released on December 15. He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 17.

Hall entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 11, 2010. He was later released by the Eagles on September 4, 2010 and signed to Philadelphia's practice squad a day later. The Eagles promoted Hall to the active roster on October 10, 2010, and he went on to play in eight games (one start).

Hawks Lou Williams suffers torn ACL

ATLANTA, GA -- Hawks guard Lou Williams experienced a right knee sprain during Atlanta's game last night at Brooklyn. X-rays taken during the game at the Barclays Center were negative. An MRI and examination today by Dr. Michael Bernot at Peachtree Orthopedics in Atlanta revealed a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

"We are extremely disappointed for Lou and our thoughts and support will be with him during his recovery," said President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry. "He has been a complete professional in every sense of the word and know that approach, along with his work ethic, will serve him well in his rehabilitation."


USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- The new USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll for this week is here. After a week away, a defending state champion returns to the top spot.

After dropping out of the top, the Columbia boys return to first place in the Super 25, with North Gwinnett second, Miller Grove third, Hillgrove fourth and Marist fifth.

Greater Atlanta Christian, North Cobb, Shiloh, Wheeler and Norcross complete the top 10.

Mill Creek and Buford join this week's list, while Berkmar and Villa Rica drop out of the  Boys Super 25.

The USA Today Metro Atlanta Boys Super 25 Poll is computer generated by USA Today High School Sports and produced exclusively for 11Alive and 11Alive.com.

Oxygen cancels controversial Shawty Lo reality show

ATLANTA -- The Oxygen Network has chosen to cancel the controversial show "All My Babies' Mamas," which was scheduled to air in early 2013.

The Oxygen Network released a statement on Tuesday, saying: 

"As part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special. We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation."

The show's cancellation comes after online activist, Sabrina Lamb, lead a campaign against the show

Authorities capture escapee who walked away from state prison work detail

Authorities capture escapee who walked away from state prison work detail

CLAYTON CO., GA (WXIA) -- Authorities captured escaped inmate Steven Bone without incident about two hours after he walked away from a state prison detail in Clayton County.

Officials said Steven Gregory Bone walked away from a work detail at Lovejoy Regional Park in Clayton County at about 12:15 Tuesday afternoon.

Bone was being held on a 20-year sentence for cruelty to an elder person in December of 2002, and on a 3-year sentence for terroristic threats and acts, both in Cobb County.

Clayton County school officials have lifted a lockdown put in place for Lovejoy Middle School and Lovejoy High School as a precaution.