First Slice 5-5-15: Body found inside trash can at Old Fourth Ward dog park

Victor Hill’s lawyer respond, Maria Saporta on Tyler Perry, and more


Atlanta Police last night found a woman stuffed inside a trash can in the Freedom Barkway dog park in Old Fourth Ward. “We love being able to take our dogs here,” Freedom Barkway Board Member R.J. Morris said, “and the area is very much improving. Hopefully, this is a very, very isolated incident.”

Why won’t Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill speak with Gwinnett County Police about an alleged shooting involving him? His lawyer said he was too “shaken” to do so. But he did hand over evidence to police.

Rick Warren, the Buckhead investor who has purchased around 10 percent of homes in the English Avenue area, may face jail time for repeated violations of the city’s housing code.

R.I.P., state Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, who helped Georgia Republicans rise to power and took strong stances on issues including solar power and horse racing.

Christopher Sparkman, a 29-year-old security guard injured during a FedEx shooting in Kennesaw last year, has filed a lawsuit against the delivery corporation for negligence, battery, and other damages.

Atlanta journalist Maria Saporta has some major concerns about Tyler Perry’s tendencies to build walls around his studios — and why that might be bad for Fort McPherson. “It didn’t have to begin or end this way,” she said.

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