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Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Suspect in Atlanta Spa Massacre

HeadlineMay 12, 2021

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty and enhanced hate crime charges for the massacre at three Atlanta-area spas in March that killed eight people, six of them Asian women. Robert Aaron Long, a white man, was indicted Tuesday on murder charges. Georgia’s hate crimes law was passed last year in the wake of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. This case will be the first test of the new law.

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