Sheriff Victor Hill headed to Israel

Sheriff Victor Hill, who is facing misdemeanor charges in connection with the recent shooting of a real estate agent in Gwinnett County, is headed to Israel later this month.

Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter said he was notified about two weeks ago of the Clayton County sheriff’s travel plans in an email from Hill’s attorney. The email also noted that any money Hill earned from the trip would go to pay for the medical bills of Gwenevere McCord who was allegedly shot May 3 by Hill at a model home in Gwinnett. Hill and McCord have said the shooting was an accident. The email did not state how long Hill would be out of the country.

“He had a pre-planned trip. I don’t really sign off on it,” Porter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday. “There’s no restrictions on his bond that keeps him from being able to go. I don’t have any say one way or the other.

When asked if he was concerned about Hill being a flight risk, Porter responded: “Do you really think Victor Hill would flee the country over a misdemeanor and give up being sheriff of Clayton County?”

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