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Arrest Made in Cobb Apartment Shooting

Manju Gurung Poonmagar, 37, was found dead in her car on New Year's Eve.

Sergio Vera-Lule. Photo: Cobb Sheriff's Office
Sergio Vera-Lule. Photo: Cobb Sheriff's Office
A Smyrna man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a woman found dead in her car in the parking lot of her Windy Hill Road apartment complex on New Year's Eve. 

Cobb Police Officer Michael Bowman said Friday that Sergio Vera-Lule, 26, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the killing of Manju Gurung Poonmagar.

The 37-year-old woman was found shot to death early on the morning of Dec. 31 in her car at the Westminster Square Apartments, where she lived. 

Bowman said Vera-Lule also has been charged with three counts of armed robbery for incidents at Molina's Check Cashing in Smyrna on Dec. 28, the Concorde Superette in Marietta on Dec. 29 and a Marietta Western Union store on Wednesday. 

Vera-Lule is being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. 

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