ATLANTA (AP) _ Two former Atlanta police officers who admitted taking part in a botched drug raid that claimed the life of a 92-year-old woman a year ago have been ordered to turn themselves in to federal custody by December 3rd.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says federal Judge Julie Carnes issued an order yesterday revoking bond for Gregg Junnier and Jason R. Smith, following the defendants' plea agreements and a motion by the government.
An attorney for Smith, John Garland, says defense lawyers consented to the bond revocation. He says it was always expected that the defendants would turn themselves in after cooperating with prosecutors for a time.
Prosecutors say Junnier and Smith will be sentenced in federal and state court after they finish their cooperation. They pleaded guilty in April to a single federal charge of conspiracy to violate a person's civil rights, resulting in death, in the November 2006, fatal shooting of Kathryn Johnston. They also pleaded guilty to state manslaughter and other charges.
A third officer awaits trial.
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