Atlanta spa shooter may face death penalty along with hate crime charges


(Photo provided by Cherokee County Sherriff’s Office.)

ATLANTA, (WHTM) — A man accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta area spas may face the death penalty.

A prosecutor says she’ll seek the death penalty and hate crime charges after Robert Aaron Long was indicted today for murder in four of these cases.

A separate grand jury will decide charges for the other deaths in a different county.

Investigators say long killed those eight people over the course of a few hours back in March. All but one of the victims were women, and six of the eight were of Asian descent.

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