Atlanta Spa Shooter Gets Life Sentence In First Trial

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports:

The gunman charged in the deaths of eight people at three metro Atlanta spas has pleaded guilty to one of the shootings in Cherokee County. Robert Aaron Long is accused of killing Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, at a spa near Acworth on March 16.

Long entered a guilty plea with the Cherokee County District Attorney’s office. His legal team negotiated for a plea of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Long will have a separate case in Fulton County. A grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long, 22, in the deaths of Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63.

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