Cobb woman guilty in girlfriend’s slaying

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A Cobb County woman faces life in prison for murdering her girlfriend after an argument.

On Monday, the jury convicted Natasha Demery on charges of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. She was sentenced to life plus five years and will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

The prosecutor, assistant district attorney Nick Salter, argued Demery murdered her lover simply because she was angry. Demery’s lawyer said the shooting was the outcome of months of physical and emotional abuse by Lea.

According to both lawyers, Demery called 911 several hours after the deadly argument and then turned herself into a Cobb County police precinct.

The dispute apparently started because Demery had been drinking and was flirting with a co-worker when Lea drove up at 4 a.m. to take Demery home at the end of her shift at Pin Ups Nightclub in Decatur.


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