Around the Region: Ferrari Crash Victim Dies of Injuries, Accused Samurai Sword Killer on Trial and Arrest Made in White Water Sexual Battery Incidents

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Ferrari Crash Victim Dies From Injuries — Alpharetta Patch

The 18-year-old driver of a Ferrari that crashed off Webb Bridge Road on Oct. 19 has died, making it a fatality crash investigation.

"Sadly, the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has been advised by the Fulton County medical examiner’s office that the driver of the Ferrari crash on October 19th has died of his injuries," said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

Akshay Panducherry, age 18, of Alpharetta, was the driver of the car. His passenger, Harshavardhan Patlolla, age 21, also of Alpharetta, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital by Life Flight helicopter the same morning.



Competency Trial Underway for Teen Accused of Killing Grandmother With Samurai Sword — Douglasville Patch

Douglas County jurors are leaning 11-1 on a decision whether or not Gevin Allen Prince, the 16-year-old boy who is accused of killing his great-grandmother with a samurai sword, is fit for trial. Which way they are leaning is not yet evident.

After hearing testimony and closing statements by both sides Wednesday, the jury spent about two hours deliberating and indicated they were leaning 11-1 on a decision, according to the Douglas County Sentinel.

Visit Douglasville Patch for additional details.


Arrest Made in White Water Incidents — Marietta Patch

A Powder Springs man is facing charges of sexual battery against children at the Six Flags White Water Park on Cobb Parkway.

Jerry Dean Westbrook, 68, was arrested by Marietta Police on Tuesday and charged with three felony counts in connection with an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct involving juvenile females.

Marietta Patch has more on this story.


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