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Atlanta man takes plea in North Hall attempted murder case
Woman shot in the face in 2016
Timothy Allen Hill
Timothy Allen Hill

An Atlanta man took a plea deal Monday, Aug. 20, in his case, where he was accused of shooting a woman in the face in 2017 in North Hall County.

Timothy Allen Hill took an Alford plea — meaning he maintains his innocence but concedes the evidence against him would likely lead to a conviction — to attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office authorities said Hill is accused of shooting a 42-year-old woman in the face March 25, 2017, in the 6900 block of Dee Lane in North Hall.

The victim was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and later airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta.

According to the indictment, Hill is accused of “depriving her of” her right eye “by shooting her in the face.”

Hill was originally charged in a June 21, 2017, indictment with criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the attempt and commission of a felony and obstruction of an officer.

All charges outside of the attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony counts will be dismissed.

Hill’s case had been moved along for months, but Hill and his attorney Andy Maddox said Monday, Aug. 20, that it was in his best interest to close the case in light of all the circumstances.

"I can say on the record there have been a lot of delays waiting on some scientific evidence from the state, which actually did not help the state, particularly,” Maddox said.

Sentencing is set for Thursday, Aug. 23.