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Defense experts dispute alcohol level, crash reconstruction in brothers' boating deaths trial

Testimony concluded Tuesday in the trial of Paul J. Bennett, a boater accused in the deaths of two Buford boys on Lake Lanier.

November 13, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Defense presents 1st witness in fatal Lake Lanier boat collision trial

Amy Lynn Harris described a "pitch black night" on Lake Lanier on Monday in Hall County Superior Court. The water was otherwise calm, she said, until a fatal boating collision created chaos.

November 11, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Defense to begin its case in Bennett trial

The defense is set to begin its presentation of evidence Monday in the trial of Paul J. Bennett in Hall County Superior Court.

November 09, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


State concludes case against Bennett in boat deaths' trial

Evidence from the state concluded Friday evening in the criminal trial of Paul J. Bennett, who is accused of causing a boating accident that killed two boys in 2012.

November 09, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Jurors see video of Bennett on night of boat crash that killed 2 Buford boys

Jurors were given a vivid look in court on Thursday at Paul J. Bennett on the night he was arrested in connection with allegedly causing a collision on Lake Lanier that killed two boys.

November 08, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


911 call, testimony stir more emotions in brothers' boat deaths trial

Words of panic pierced a still courtroom Wednesday, as jurors, attorneys and observers listened to a nearly hourlong call to dispatch the night of a fatal Lake Lanier boating accident.

November 06, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Mother of victims testifies in fatal Lanier boat accident trial

The mother of two boys killed in a Lake Lanier boating accident testified Tuesday in the trial of the man accused in the incident.

November 06, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Jury selection in Lanier boat deaths trial to continue Tuesday

Jury selection is set to continue today in the trial of Paul J. Bennett, charged with homicide in a June 18, 2012, boat collision that killed two boys.

November 04, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Jury selection begins in trial of man accused in Prince boys boat wreck

Jury selection is set to begin today in the trial of Paul J. Bennett, charged with homicide in a June 18, 2012, boat collision that killed two boys.

November 03, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Prescription drug abuse hits newborn babies hard

The consequences of drug addiction can carry a heavy toll for the tiniest people: newborn babies who suffer from withdrawal.

November 02, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Challenged Child event brings fun for kids, camaraderie for parents

It wasn't your typical fall afternoon of football, though judging purely by the crowd's reaction, it felt like the Georgia-Florida game.

November 02, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Precincts to streamline service, operations, sheriff says

The future Hall County Sheriff's Office north precinct is a humble white building at 122 Dean St. in Clermont.

November 02, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Another suspect arrested in undercover drug operation

Two Gainesville residents were arrested Friday on drug charges at an Atlanta Street apartment, authorities said.

November 01, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Police searching for 2 suspects in Wednesday shooting

Police are searching for two Lawrenceville men suspected in a Gainesville shooting and robbery Wednesday night.

November 01, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


Police release little information in shooting

Police offered little new information into a Wednesday night shooting at Ridgecrest Apartments in the 1600 block of Roper Hill Road in Gainesville.

October 31, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local


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Articles By Author - Emma Witman


Social media posts often used to screen jurors

Online social media profiles have become a seamless extension of our real-world personalities. But with broader access to sharing your life and personality via the Internet come implications, including with the criminal justice system.

July 13, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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