clear
Sunday July 5th, 2015 9:04PM

Ga. teen pleads guilty to killing younger sister

By The Associated Press
PERRY, Ga. (AP) - A middle Georgia teenager has pleaded guilty to killing her 12-year-old sister and setting fire to their house in hopes of covering up the crime.

The Telegraph of Macon reports (http://bit.ly/16ikXri) 18-year-old Carmen Collins was sentenced to life in prison Friday after she pleaded guilty to malice murder and arson charges in the July 2012 slaying in Kathleen, about 25 miles south of Macon.

Prosecutors say the teenager shot her younger sister, India Ja'Nai Collins, six times with her father's gun while chasing her through the house. Prosecutors say Collins was running away from home and got angry when her younger sister tried to stop her and threatened to call their parents.

Collins was arrested in Columbus two days after the killing. She was scheduled to stand trial in August.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for mor...
8:09PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Hall Co. officials: no reported injuries from fireworks
Now that the proverbial dust has settled on another Fourth of July holiday, authorities in Hall County say it was a relatively quiet one, even with the advent of new consumer fireworks.
9:34AM ( 11 hours ago )
Suwanee to hold open house to discuss downtown master plan
Suwanee officials will host an open house Thursday, July 9, to give citizens an update on the city's Downtown Master Plan.
8:31AM ( 12 hours ago )
Early voting continues in Flowery Branch, Forsyth Co.
Early voting for July 14 runoff elections continues through Friday in Flowery Branch and Forsyth County.
6:28AM ( 14 hours ago )
White County wreck hurts one, shuts down GA 115
A single-vehicle wreck around 2:30 p.m. Saturday shut down or seriously impacted traffic on Georgia Highway 115 at the White/Lumpkin County line for about an hour.
1:21AM ( 19 hours ago )