News Nearby: Sitter Wanted in Baby's Death; Smyrna Woman Dies in Crash

The top headlines from Cobb and metro Atlanta for Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Caris Ayala was last seen in a black Toyota T-100 with a Georgia tag BKM9384, according to Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.

She is wanted for the felony murder of a five-month-old boy.

Ayala was the infant's babysitter. She and her husband Noe Castillo-Ramirez fled before a second police interview. They are traveling with their seven-month-old child. Police believe Ayala has left the country or is attempting to leave.

Sandy Springs Patch has more details.

Smyrna Woman Dies in Crash

Cobb police were informed Tuesday by the Cobb Medical Examiner's Office that Andrea Brantley of Smyrna has died from injuries caused by a head-on crash in September in Marietta.

Brantley, 69, was driving west Sept. 18 in a 2012 Toyota Camry on Ridge Road when she collided with a 1999 Mercedes traveling east, Cobb police said. The driver of the car was seeking his own medical treatment.

Read more at Smyrna-Vinings Patch.

Father Charged With Molesting Children

Christopher Michael Newell, 28, of Lithia Springs, has been arrested and charged with molesting his two children, both under 10 years of age, according to investigator Joshua Miller, Douglas County Sheriff's Department.

At the time of the accusation, Newell was the roommate of Paul William Gammell, previously arrested in the same incident.

Newell was arrested on his way to pick up his wife from work

Visit Douglasville Patch for the full story.


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