Kristofak Charged with Pharmacy Robbery

He is accused of stealing prescription drugs the day before his arrest for killing his ex-wife in East Cobb.

John Kristofak, who is being held without bond for his ex-wife's murder in East Cobb before Christmas, is facing additional felony charges.

Fayetteville Police say Kristofak stole prescription drugs from a pharmacy while a manhunt was underway for his arrest, according to multiple news reports Thursday afternoon.

Kristofak, 59, is in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center for the murder of Donna Kristofak, who was stabbed Dec. 22 in the garage of her home near Walton High School and later died at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

In Fayetteville, authorities say Kristofak went to a Rite Aid store on Dec. 26 and gave a note to an employee saying he had a gun and demanded the stimulant Adderall.

Kristofak, who was seen on store surveillance cameras driving away in a pickup truck, was arrested a day later at a Motel 6 in Union City.

Also on Thursday, a Cobb judge delayed a probation revocation hearing for Kristofak, who was released in October after serving seven months in jail for stalking Donna Kristofak.

According to The Marietta Daily Journal, Mitch Durham, Kristofak's attorney, asked for the continuance because he was appointed to the case only last week.

The newspaper also reported that new Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds was considering seeking the death penalty against Kristofak.

Kristofak attended Thursday's brief court session, appearing in a red jail jumpsuit.


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