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Killer of gay Atlanta civic activist gets 35 years in prison

The man accused of killing gay civic activist Barney Simms by gunning him down in Simms' front yard pleaded guilty on Monday and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Man indicted for killing gay Atlanta civic activist

A man accused of gunning down a gay civic activist outside his southwest Atlanta home was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury and now faces life in prison.

Accused killer: Gay panic made me shoot Atlanta man

The 17-year-old man accused of killing gay civic activist Barney Simms said he shot the 70-year-old victim twice in the back to defend himself from Simms' sexual advances.

Police arrest alleged killer of Barney Simms

Just hours after Atlanta police publicly identified the suspected killer of gay civic leader Barney Simms, the agency's fugitive squad arrested him about two miles from the scene of the killing.

Police name suspect in killing of gay civic leader

Atlanta police are on the hunt for a 17-year-old they say is suspected of gunning down and killing gay civic leader Barney Simms in the front yard of his southwest Atlanta home on Saturday.

Police ask for public’s help in murder of gay civic leader

Atlanta police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who shared a meal at Waffle House with a gay civic leader a short time before he was gunned down and killed in the front yard of his home.

Gay civic leader shot, killed outside Atlanta home

A prominent gay civic leader, volunteer and neighborhood activist was gunned down in the front yard of his southwest Atlanta home on Saturday, killed by a single bullet before his assailant fled in the victim's Lexus.
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