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DFCS decision to screen out case questioned


Some in the medical community believe that that the Division of Family and Children Services could have done more in the case of a young girl starved to death.

Lauren Fristed and George Landell have been charged in the death of 10-week-old Nevaeh Marie Landell. Authorities say the child died in March of water intoxication after her parents allegedly diluted the breast milk they fed her.

DFCS report says family fought medical care from day one


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A couple accused of slowly starving their baby to death by diluting the breast milk with water appeared in court on Wednesday.

After hearing testimony from the lead detective in the case, the Gwinnett County magistrate judge found probable cause to charge Lauren Fristed and George Landell with murder in the death of Nevaeh Marie Landell. The 10-week-old child died in late March of water intoxication, according to arrest warrants.

Very few people ever saw pictures of the little girl. Duluth police detective Charles Hamrick said her parents didn't share many with family or even let people see the child, but he did find several on their cell phones.

Gwinnett man charged with stealing doctors' identities


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County man is accused of stealing multiple doctors' identities and using their credentials to bill insurance companies.

Choon Kyung Kim is charged with seven counts each of identity fraud, insurance fraud and practicing optometry without a license.

Last month, an optometrist in Monroe called the Gwinnett County Police Department to say Kim had stolen his financial identity. The doctor said he had begun receiving collection letters from several insurance providers for services Kim rendered.

Kim operates an eye care center in the 3700 block of Satellite Boulevard, near Steve Reynolds Boulevard. Investigators searched Kim's office and recovered about 30 boxes' worth of evidence, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Deon Washington. The evidence confirmed the Monroe doctor's claims.

Purse snatching suspects caught driving stolen car


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Two suspects were arrested for stealing a woman's purse at a Gwinnett County shopping center.

It happened last Friday morning. The victim said her purse was snatched as she walked to meet her husband at Sam's Club in the 3400 block of Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

Gwinnett County Police said a car pulled up alongside the victim. A man got out of the passenger side and grabbed the victim's purse. He jumped back into the car, which was being driven by a female suspect, and sped away.

Couple charged with killing baby by diluting breast milk


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County mother and father have been charged with killing their 10-week-old daughter by diluting the breast milk they fed her.

Nevaeh Marie Landell died in late March of water intoxication, according to arrest warrants filed Wednesday.

Prosecutors argue Herbert George Landell, 26, and Lauren Heather Fristed, 25, added water to the baby's breast milk, robbing it of nutrients. When Nevaeh got sick, Landell and Fristed refused to get her medical treatment, citing their religious beliefs. By the time they took the baby to a hospital, she was already dead.

Gwinnett County Police said the child received no medical care before or after she was born, and likely would have been born at home had Fristed not needed an emergency C-section.

Post offices open extra hours to accommodate tax filers


ATLANTA -- Taxes must be filed by midnight on Wednesday, Apr. 15, and many of north Georgia's post offices will make it easier to submit completed returns at the last minute.

Two post offices will accept returns and give them the Apr. 15 postmark until midnight. The Atlanta Main Post Office (3900 Crown Road, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) is open from 6 a.m. to midnight year-round, and will be fully staffed Wednesday to collect as many returns as possible. The Postal Store at 1605 Boggs Road in Duluth is open for retail service until 7 p.m., and also has a 24-hour self-service kiosk that will take drop-offs until midnight.

Several more post offices hold normal hours past the usual 5 p.m. closing time and will be able to accommodate tax filers:

Alpharetta Post Office, 2400 Old Milton Parkway
Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.