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Posted: March 28, 2011 10:41 a.m.

Man charged in officer's death waives hearing

ATHENS, Ga. - A man charged with killing one Athens police officer and wounding another has waived an initial court hearing.

The Athens-Clarke County magistrate court says 33-year-old Jamie Hood waived a hearing Monday morning. The court did not have the name of Hood's attorney.

Hood is charged with gunning down 34-year-old officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian last Tuesday and wounding officer Tony Howard.

Police staged a massive manhunt in the Athens area for several days before Hood surrendered on Friday after holding hostages at an apartment.

 

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