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ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has declined to hold a new sentencing for a condemned Georgia inmate who argued he should be resentenced because he wouldn't get the death penalty if he were sentenced today. Robert Earl Butts Jr. is scheduled to die May 3. He and another man were convicted and sentenced to death in the March 1996 slaying of Donovan Corey Parks in central Georgia. His lawyers argued in a court filing earlier this week that his death sentence is disproportionate.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Four young men have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge. Twenty-year-old Matthew Alexander Naquin is charged with negligent homicide in last year's death of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver. Three others pleaded not guilty to hazing. Witnesses said Naquin forced Gruver to drink hard liquor before he died of acute alcohol intoxication with vomit in his lungs. Naquin's attorney says his client is being singled out.

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a female security guard at an Atlanta library was sexually assaulted while scissors were held to her throat. News outlets cite an Atlanta police report that says the suspect hid in downtown's Central Library until the building closed Sunday night before sneaking up on the unarmed guard and trying to force her to perform oral sex.

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police have ruled the Atlanta-area drowning death of a 3-year-old boy as accidental. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cites a Friday release from Marietta police that says no charges will be filed in the April 4 drowning at a neighborhood lake.

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