Nursing home patient charged with murdering roommate (from Valdosta Daily Times)

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Janet Clements

VALDOSTA – A 66-year-old nursing home resident has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of her roommate, according to authorities.

Janet Clements stands accused of killing Cynthia Weekly, 57, at the Crestwood Nursing Home located at 415 Pendleton Place in Valdosta.

At approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Crestwood  facility along with Lowndes County EMS, according to Chief Brian Childress.

Weekley was found unresponsive in her assigned room when EMS arrived. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police reports.

VPD detectives and crime scene personnel responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. Detectives said they did not find evidence of any significant injuries but requested an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said Childress.

While questioning the nursing staff, detectives learned Weekley shared a room with Clements, according to Childress.

“We were told that at some point during the night there was an argument between the two roommates,” said Childress. “The staff also told us that Ms. Clements indicated that she may have hurt Ms. Weekley.”

Detectives interviewed Clements who allegedly repeated the same claim that she hurt Weekley, but her descriptions were not consistent with evidence at the scene, authorities said.

After the interview, Clements was placed under the care and supervision of a physician at a medical facility where she remained until Thursday, said Childress.

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VSU student struck by car identified

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A VSU Student is in stable condition and recovering at South GA Medical Center after she was struck by a car a little before 7 p.m. Monday.

The student, identified as  Ivana Domljanovic, age 23, was in the crosswalk on Sustella Drive when she was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by Ashley Daniels, age 31.

Reports say the student was stuck by the passenger side bumper of the vehicle. She was conscious when she was transported to SGMC  with multiple injuries. As of Tuesday afternoon she was listed in fair condition.

The Valdosta Police department say they have not filed any charges against Daniels. The investigation is on going.

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Suspects wanted in Colquitt Co. mower thefts (from WALB)

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COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

Colquitt County Sheriff’s investigators are trying to track down two suspects they believe stole thousands of dollars worth of commercial mowers.

Investigators believe 36-year-old Dwight Alexander and 38-year-old James Hogan, both from Dekalb County, rented two or three Uhaul trucks from Thomasville and stole nine X-mark zero-turn mowers from DeMott Tractor Company in October.

Authorities said surveillance video showed the suspects driving the Uhaul trucks around the property and then driving mowers across a parking lot.

According to a report, the suspects began the operation around 7:30 p.m. October 25th and worked for about an hour.

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