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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Kid Takes Baseball Bat to Grandmother For Denying Him Cigarettes

     A central Georgia teenager is accused of beating his grandmother to death with a baseball bat after she couldn't take him to the store to buy cigarettes….Sheriff's deputies said deNorman Bland, 18, is charged with murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping and armed robbery. Bland told investigators he went to his grandmother's house in Jackson, about 50 miles south of Atlanta, asking for a ride to a nearby store to buy cigarettes, but she was getting ready for work.

     Deputies said Bland chased his grandmother, Glenda Woodard, through her house and repeatedly struck her with the bat….Woodward was found dead inside her house around 7 PM Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Officers say Bland took his grandmother's car and drove to Griffin, Georgia where he was arrested. Investigators said the high school senior did not have a criminal history….[deNorman has probably smoked his last cigarette.]

"Georgia Teen Accused of Killing Grandmother With Baseball Bat," CBS, Associated Press, March 6, 2014 

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