5 things to know tonight: Cops say man ‘instructed’ teens to commit alleged murder and other stories

A woman was shot to death at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Woodcrest Walk in DeKalb County.

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A woman was shot to death at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Woodcrest Walk in DeKalb County.

1. Cops: DeKalb man, 42, 'instructed' teens to commit alleged murder. DeKalb County police say a 42-year-old man directed a group of teens in a robbery that left a woman dead in a "fake cell phone sale." Jamel Harris of Stone Mountain is charged with murder in the Friday night death of the woman, whose identity hasn't been released by police. Warrants released Tuesday also charge Jakerius Henry of Lithonia, who'll turn 18 Thursday, with murder. [Read more]

2. Veto day: Georgia governor nixes foster care, 911 legislation. Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed nine pieces of legislation on Tuesday, including a foster care measure that was overwhelmingly approved by Georgia lawmakers and a bill that would have created a new 911 authority to handle fees for emergency calls. [Read more]

3. First-person tales on how we experience race on MARTA. This is another installment of Across the Divide, in which the AJC solicits first-person stories from readers in response to the prompt: Talk about a time when you felt like an outsider. Melton Bennett's observations on race aboard the north-south MARTA train, published two weeks ago, drew a loud and angry reaction, and he has written a follow-up article below. The Across the Divide feature is part of the AJC's new RE:Race project, which is covering the dramatic racial and ethnic change sweeping Georgia [Read more]

4. Georgia medical marijuana expansion bill signed into law. Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday a measure that expands the state's medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 16 makes six more conditions eligible for treatment with a limited form of cannabis oil allowed in Georgia: AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, autism, epidermolysis bullosa, peripheral neuropathy and Tourette's syndrome. It also allows patients in hospice care to possess the oil. [Read more]

5. Man accused of killing wife faces aggravated assault charges. A man accused of shooting and killing his wife, then turning the gun on himself, is now facing charges for allegedly shooting at another married couple and their child during the incident. [Read more]