Around the Region: Investigation into Frozen Fetus Ends, School Proposes Ban on Chocolate Milk and Former Gwinnett Commissioner to Face Sentencing
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Police End Investigation Into Fetus Found in Freezer — Alpharetta Patch
Authorities have completed an investigation into a fetus discovered in a freezer in an Alpharetta townhome this summer.
"Based upon the findings of the investigation, no charges will be filed against anyone involved in this case," said George Gordon, spokesperson for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.
In his news release, Gordon said that after an exhaustive investigation, police determined the mother had a miscarriage in the second trimester of the pregnancy. A lack of money caused her next action.
"The mother placed the non-viable fetus in the freezer because she did not have the financial means for a proper disposal or burial," he said.
Decatur Schools May Ban Chocolate Milk for K-3 — Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch
A City Schools of Decatur committee that studied lunchroom nutrition is recommending that chocolate milk be eliminated for students in kindergarten through third grade and phased out for other grades.
Committee, formed last spring to make school menus healthier, made 10 recommendations of items for removal or change.
Sentencing for former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. in federal district court in Atlanta.
On May 31, Lasseter pleaded guilty to accepting $36,000 in bribes in 2011 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate developer to support a proposed development on Boggs Road. She faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Lasseter resigned from the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners the same day.
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