One homicide was reported this week.
- Arthur Lee Gaither was stabbed to death on Dec. 9 in the 1200 block of Southern Avenue Southeast. John Dyson and Alisha King were arrested in his death.
The trial of Claire Rice opened. Prosecutors said Rice spent an entire month planning her cousin Anthony Garland Rice’s murder in order to cash in on two life insurance policies. The money would have kept Rice from from losing her house.
A judge sentenced Delrico Shuford to five years in prison for his participation in the shooting death of Tyrell Fogle, 17, on August 29, 2011. Shuford is the last man to be sentenced in connection to the 21st and Vietnam killings.