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Mystery show 48 hours will spend tonight looking into the death of a former Warner Robins woman who died in Gulf Shores, Alabama three years ago.
Angel Downs was found in front of her home from a gun shot to the head.
Her boyfriend, Steven Nodine was charged with killing her.
Downs' mother,Thelma Hinckley still lives in Warner Robins and shared her daughter's story with 13-WMAZ.
You will always be able to find the presence of Angel Downs at her mother Thelma Hinckley's house.
Angel also loved her family, friends and just being around people.
Thelma Hinckley- Warner Robins: "She was always outgoing and she had a lot of friends, always outgoing."
Angel lived in Warner Robins and graduated from Northside High School. She went onto to become a real estate agent and lived in Alabama where she met Steven Nodine.
Thelma Hinckley- Warner Robins: "She told us that she was dating the county commissioner of Mobile Alabama and you know she liked him she was a very nice man."
Thelma Hinckley- Warner Robins: "But Nodine didn't make that same impression on Hinckley when she first met him.
after being there, we were just there for the weekend and I told angel when I left please get rid of him."
Hinckley says her daughter found out later Nodine was married and tried to break it off with him.
Nodine told 48 hours that the two had an affair for six years.
But nearly three years ago, Angel was found shout to the head with a bullet from her own gun.
Hinckley believes her daughter was murdered and did not commit suicide.
Thelma Hinckley- Warner Robins: "In order for her to pull the trigger she had to cock the gun I don't know nothing about guns but anyway she had to put it between her legs to be able to cock it and we knew form that that she didn't have the strength enough to do that."
Nodine was charged with killing her during the first trial there was hung jury and when he was re-tried he took a plea deal for a lesser crime.
Nodine tells 48 hours he did not kill her but Hinckley's mother says she just wants answers from Nodine.
Thelma Hinckley- Warner Robins: "He will ask God to forgive him and um that his soul will go to heaven one day that's been my prayer all along Steven just tell me the truth."
And she says she hopes the 48 hours story will get the truth out there.
Austin Lewis 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.
Nodine is serving the sentence for a lesser crime. He cannot be tried again for the crime of killing Angel Downs.
You can watch Downs' story tonight at nine right here on 13WMAZ.
Police in the Atlanta area are investigating the shooting of an officer during a routine traffic stop.
This was the massive traffic back-up on Georgia 400 Friday night after the shooting.
Officials say the shooter led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash on the freeway.
They say he shot at the officers before he was shot and killed.
The road was closed down and traffic re-routed.
A passerby was wounded in the incident.
She and the injured officer were taken to a local hospital.
The officer was shot in the shoulder, abdomen and leg.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
He originally stopped the suspect for an expired tag.
An Adel man is in jail tonight after leading Monroe county deputies on a twenty-three mile chase that ended in Bibb county.
Officers clocked 42-year-old Charles Heard's Nissan Sedan traveling at 97 miles per hour. Officers tried to stop the vehicle but according to officers heard refused to stop.
The chase ended at Tindall Heights near Mercer University that's when Heard lead officers on a foot chase.
According to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff's office, Heard is wanted in Berrien and Cook Counties on charges of rape, kidnapping, false imrpisonment, theft by taking and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Crowds of people filled downtown Perry for the first day of the Dogwood Festival.
The Perry Chamber of Commerce has hosted the festival for 25 years.
Mayor Jimmy Faircloth says the festival drew a record number of 400 people for the annual road race.
The chamber also added some new events including the Dock Dogs competition.
Jimmy Faircloth, Mayor, Perry: "It's quite an event. There are a lot of beautiful animals that are around and there's even an opportunity for you to try your own dog."
Kyle White, Thomasville: "The handler and the dog both have to do well to compete. If I had just thrown the object to the right, he would have went to the right and got the maximum distance and I enjoyed that. It's a team effort between me and the dog."
The dogwood festival continues Tomorrow.
Events are free to attend.
Registration for the DockDogs competition starts at 9 a.m.
And to see more of the DockDogs head over to 13WMAZ dot com and look for the picture slide show.
Cyclists from across the state put their helmets on and peddled through the streets of downtown Macon Today.
The Macon Cycling Classic hosted the state championship criterium.
The criterium is a short circuit race where more than 300 athletes compete in four categories.
The winners are named state champions for the race season.
Reggie Pineda, Cumming: "The atmosphere is awesome. The race that we just finished... I am spent. I got caught in the lines so I don't think I came home with a jersey today, but I it was sure as heck fun trying."
Chad Davies, Registration Director, Macon Cycling Classic: "It continues to grow every year. We continue to have great interest. The state officials for cycling in Georgia have really been great about asking us to be the sponsors for this race."
State champions win a jersey that they wear for the rest of the year.
Other prizes include medals and up to 500 dollars.
Gates opened at 4 this afternoon but you still have time the balloons will be up until nine tonight.
A portion of the balloon rally was sponsored by Perdue. They gave a 25-hundred dollar check to the dogwood festival this year for the rally.
Adults are only $5.00 and children under 6 are free!
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