Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty, Hate Crime Charges for Atlanta Spa Shooting Suspect

May 12, 2021 | EARNINGS

Last year, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation allowing additional penalties for those accused of committing a hate crime. On March 16, Robert Aaron Long was accused of shooting eight people and injuring another in three spa shootings in Atlanta. Six of his victims were of Asian descent, prompting many to view race as a motive.

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