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Parents charged with killing son appear in court

Parents charged with killing son appear in court

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County couple charged with murder and cruelty to children in the death of their 2-year-old son appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Elizabeth Calvo, 21, and Adam Garber, 25, are being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Their next appearance will be in superior court.

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The couple lived with their son, Aiden Calvo in the Steeple Chase Apartments on Hunt Club Run in unincorporated Norcross. Gwinnett County police told 11Alive News the family moved to metro Atlanta from New York earlier this month.

On Dec. 16, the suspects called 911 when Aiden had a seizure. He was rushed to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

ATLANTA -- Three members of the MS-13 gang have been sentenced to life in prison for committing murders in two counties.

Ernesto Escobar, 30, of Norcross was sentenced Thursday in federal court. He goes by the street names "Flaco" and "Pink Panther."

Two co-defendants -- 25-year-old Miguel "Joker" Alvarado-Linares of Norcross and 30-year-old Dimas "Toro" Alfaro-Granados of Duluth -- were sentenced in October.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the three men were charged with murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for several incidents in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

Evidence presented in court showed Alvarado-Linares and Alfaro-Granados killed a fellow MS-13 member in October 2006 because they believed the victim was cooperating with police.

Man dressed as Wolverine robs Gwinnett stores

Man dressed as Wolverine robs Gwinnett stores

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County police are looking for a man accused of robbing at least two cell phone stores in unincorporated Norcross.

In at least one of the incidents, the suspect was dressed as Marvel comic book superhero Wolverine.

The first robbery occurred Nov. 22 at the T-Mobile store in the Norcross Village shopping center on Buford Highway near Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

Gwinnett County police said the suspect pointed a gun at a T-Mobile employee and demanded money from the register. After receiving cash, he ran from the store. Surveillance video captured the man entering the shopping center from the nearby Huntington Ridge apartment complex.

A MetroPCS store in the same shopping center was robbed on Nov. 26 and again on Nov. 29; police believe the same suspect committed both robberies.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

PELHAM, Ala. -- Investigators believe two men arrested in Alabama last month are responsible for multiple car break-ins in metro Atlanta.

Oscar Moses Badger, 37, and Bobby Hanna, 24, were arrested Nov. 14 in Pelham, Ala. Police said they were caught trying to break into a car in a daycare center parking lot. They led Alabama authorities on a brief chase, but were soon captured.

Cherokee County (Ga.) Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said investigators believe Badger and Hanna are behind at least six car break-ins at local parks and daycare centers in early November.

They may also be responsible for thefts in Gwinnett County and Peachtree City, Baker said.

Badger and Hanna are both from south Florida. At their time of their Alabama arrest, they were out of jail on bond for similar crimes in Pennsylvania and Texas. Because of this, they are being held on $2 million bond.

5 Gwinnett gang members charged with extortion

5 Gwinnett gang members charged with extortion

NORCROSS, Ga. -- A federal grand jury has charged five metro Atlanta men with terrorizing business owners in Gwinnett County.

Investigators said 39-year-old Eugene Thomas "Yoo Jin" Chung was the ringleader of the crimes. He and four fellow gang members -- 24-year-old Athith "Andy" Vorasith, 48-year-old Jong Sung "John" Kim, 30-year-old Ye El "David" Choi and 32-year-old Thomas Jungwon Lee -- have been charged with extortion, drug trafficking and firearm possession.

According to information presented in court, in July 2009, Chung and his co-defendants began threatening the owner of the Gah Bin Korean restaurant. They demanded monthly payments between $400 and $800 in exchange for protection.

Chung threatened to harm the victim and vandalize the restaurant if he did not receive the money, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. The gang members started carrying guns and tormenting other Korean business owners to make their point.

Wrong-way driver causes 4-car wreck on I-85

Wrong-way driver causes 4-car wreck on I-85

DULUTH, Ga. -- A woman faces several charges after driving the wrong way on Interstate 85 and causing a serious accident over the weekend.

The wreck happened at around 4 a.m. Sunday near Pleasant Hill Road.

Gwinnett County Police Sgt. R. D. Work said Alysha Harvin began driving south in the northbound lanes at mile marker 106.

The Jonesboro woman's wrong-way driving resulted in a four-car accident. Work said one car flipped several times while the others collided. No one was seriously injured.

Harvin was eventually caught at Beaver Ruin Road and arrested. She was charged with DUI, hit and run, reckless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road.

1 shot, 1 injured in Gwinnett

1 shot, 1 injured in Gwinnett

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- One person was shot and another was attacked in unincorporated Norcross Monday morning.

Gwinnett County Police said the shooting happened shortly after 7 a.m. at the Celadon Townhome Apartments in the 6000 block of South Norcross Tucker Road.

Investigators said 28-year-old Steven Carden of Marietta was shot to death, and 28-year-old Thomas Smith of Powder Springs was hit in the head from behind.

Smith was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with serious injuries. He told police that he and Carden were walking through the apartment complex and struck up a conversation with two men shortly before he was hit and Carden was shot.

Police are still speaking with witnesses and following up on leads in this case.