Man indicted for killing Atlanta oncologist

A Fulton County grand jury indicted a man for killing an Atlanta oncologist by posing as a potential buyer for her luxury Midtown condo.

Shamal Thompson was indicted Friday on 11 charges for the death of Dr. Eugenia Calle, including murder, aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, according to the Fulton County District Attorney's office.

Calle's fiancé found dead the cancer researcher dead inside her condo at the Aqua building on Feb. 18.

Investigators said Thompson, 26, posed as a buyer for Calle's condo, which had been recently been placed on the market.

He spent 20 to 30 minutes in the 20th-floor unit before hitting Calle on the back of the head with an unknown object in the kitchen, police said. He told investigators he hit her head on the kitchen counter, but did not know she had died.

Thompson then dragged her into the pantry and took a diamond ring off her finger, police said. Before leaving, he took about $68 in cash and several credit cards, which he later used at several Atlantic Station businesses, investigators said.

An autopsy showed she died of blunt force trauma.

Calle, 57, retired in January as vice president of the epidemiology department at the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society.