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- The Fulton victims were Soon Chung Park, 74; Suncha Kim, 69; Yong Ae Yue, 63; and Hyun Jung Grant, 51. Willis is seeking the death penalty, a decision she made with “complete support” from the victim’s families.
- The District Attorney also filed sentencing enhancements under Georgia’s new hate crimes law. “One was a bias of gender, against women, and the other on the basis of race,” Willis said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Willis also disclosed that Long’s defense team had reached out in hopes of striking a deal. However, she remains committed to the death penalty, which she believes will take the case 24 to 36 months longer to wrap up, 11Alive News reported.
- Three of Long’s four victims in Cherokee were women. Two of them were Asian: Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49, and Daoyou Feng, 44.
- Cherokee County prosecutors determined that there was no bias involved in the shooting after Long told officers that his actions arose from a “sex addiction.” However, witnesses in the shooting reportedly heard him say, “I’m going to kill all Asians,” as per Rolling Stone.