Man Charged in Ga. officer killing waives hearing
This image provided by the Clarke County Georgia Sheriff's department shows a booking photo of Jamie Hood, 33, who is charged in the slaying of a Georgia police officer and who allegedly held nine hostages at an Athens home days later. The 33-year-old Hood was being held Saturday March 26, 2011 without bond on murder and other charges. (AP Photo/Clarke County Georgia Sheriff's Department)
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — 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 turned himself in on Friday after holding some hostages at an apartment.