Prosecutor To Seek Death Penalty In Spa Shootings
A man accused of killing eight people in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses has been indicted on murder charges.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis says she’ll seek hate crime charges and the death penalty after a grand jury indicted 22-year-old Robert Aaron Long on Tuesday.
Six of the victims were women of Asian descent.
The indictment only covers the four killings that happened at two spas in Atlanta. It will be up to a separate grand jury in Cherokee County to decide on charges in the shooting at a spa near suburban Woodstock in which four were killed and one person was wounded.
As a candidate for District Attorney, Willis previously stated that she would commit to refusing to seek the death penalty.