Man Arrested in Arson, Murder Case

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Police arrested a suspect Wednesday in the death of a woman whose body was found by firefighters who responded to a house fire on Sentinel Parkway in Lawrenceville Tuesday. Full Story
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nan

Macon, GA

#2 Oct 31, 2007
too bad he didnot trip and fall back into the fire,, why do we have to have trials for scum like himm,, aren't we getting a belly full,, of scums who feel that they are judge and jury,, but want the best for themselves,,,,, enough is enough,, laws have got to change,,,,

Since: Oct 07

Athens, GA

#3 Oct 31, 2007
They should fry him.
LBAtl

Atlanta, GA

#6 Oct 31, 2007
I get so sick of seeing this kind of story. It also really concerns me being the mother of a daughter who will be dating in a few years. I don't get it? If you aren't getting along with your girlfriend then do the old fashioned thing, break up with her don't kill her!

Maybe this guy can get the same kidglove treatment that Brian Nichols is getting. Oh wait, Nichols killed a judge, this guy just killed a woman.
Diane

Marietta, GA

#8 Oct 31, 2007
The signs where there...police were out several times before....
JMO

United States

#12 Oct 31, 2007
nan wrote:
too bad he didnot trip and fall back into the fire,, why do we have to have trials for scum like himm,, aren't we getting a belly full,, of scums who feel that they are judge and jury,, but want the best for themselves,,,,, enough is enough,, laws have got to change,,,,
nan, I agree (assuming he is guilty)- real justice would have been for him to have fallen into the flames.

Since: Jul 07

Atlanta (Peachtree City)

#13 Oct 31, 2007
LBAtl wrote:
I get so sick of seeing this kind of story. It also really concerns me being the mother of a daughter who will be dating in a few years. I don't get it? If you aren't getting along with your girlfriend then do the old fashioned thing, break up with her don't kill her!
Maybe this guy can get the same kidglove treatment that Brian Nichols is getting. Oh wait, Nichols killed a judge, this guy just killed a woman.
I don't think Brian is getting kid glove treatment. At least not in the way I think you saying. I believe they are being cautious with him to be CERTAIN that when he is convicted and sentenced to death there is no way it can be overturned or appealed.
Quita

Atlanta, GA

#15 Oct 31, 2007
He need to be a shamed of hisself because he did not have to do that why he could'nt just leave the house
Jay

Colorado Springs, CO

#17 Oct 31, 2007
dfd
Liz

Ellijay, GA

#18 Oct 31, 2007
Angry Black Man wrote:
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Hey! Get off my turf. There is only room for one Angry Black person in these forums.
dang, did I just commit a black on black crime
You need to stop that! LOL I spit my Diet Pepsi all over my monitor!
reactionary

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Oct 31, 2007
The real shame here is that not one of you have stopped to think about what circumstances could have been involved. Could it be self defense? Could it have been someone else?

To quote just one of you (who are all quite without fault or sin and obviously above average intelligence)

"why do we have to have trials for scum like himm,, aren't we getting a belly full,, of scums who feel that they are judge and jury,, "

You yourselves are already acting in the capacity of judge and jury and should yourselves be ashamed.

And we have trials for "scum like himm" because lest we forget the pricipals this country was founded on, EVERYONE, I repeat, EVERYONE is INNOCENT until proven guilty. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

I fully realize the gravity of this situtation. A woman was killed. Two young boys are now without a mother. Families on both sides are experiencing grief to an unexplainable degree. You people should stop and think before offering such ignorant and reactionary commentary.
JMO

United States

#20 Nov 1, 2007
Nobody here is acting in the capacity of judge and jury. "Innocent until proven guilty" is a legality, and applies in court, not over the back fence, down at the local cafe, or on a public message board.

People have voiced their opinions on things like this crime since the beginning of time, and will continue to do so. Is that always a good thing? Perhaps not, but it's a fact.

According to other news sources, the guy the police have charged was already out on bail for abusing this woman - sure sounds like scum to me.

reactionary

Alpharetta, GA

#21 Nov 1, 2007
Read again. This time carefully. Wait let me take the work out if it for you.

"Neighbors told 11Alive News that police had been at the home before due to calls involving the woman and Norton, who often stayed at the home."

This is the extent of what "news sources have said. The police have been out on calls before involving the woman and man. Without prejudice or any predisposition this implies nothing other than there had been previous domestic problems (not assigned to who instigated the situations here).

There has been NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING, said about abuse in ANY news article. That sir (or madame) is an assumption, and a sexist assumption at that.

As far as the legality of acting as judge and jury... it is society that makes the law no matter how cynical you become. As for the comment that people are voiceing thier opinions... I have no problems listening to any host of opinions as long as they are INTELLIGENT, well thought out, and encompass all sides of any given arguement. I believe it to be a failure for anyone, ANYONE, to respond to such a serious issue with remarks such as, "why do we have to have trials for scum like himm,, aren't we getting a belly full,, of scums who feel that they are judge and jury,," and lest we forget the all too well thought out "They should fry him."

I naively had hoped for more from citizens of this nation.
nan

Macon, GA

#22 Nov 2, 2007
for years i have watched and have seen women who have this obsession with protection of men who have murdered women.. they dote, love, give , provide, and marry them,, also have given up their family friends and children's safety for these men.. and here it is again with an inside tongue in cheek explanation of their reasoning,,
JMO

United States

#23 Nov 2, 2007
reactionary wrote:
Read again. This time carefully. Wait let me take the work out if it for you.
"Neighbors told 11Alive News that police had been at the home before due to calls involving the woman and Norton, who often stayed at the home."
This is the extent of what "news sources have said. The police have been out on calls before involving the woman and man. Without prejudice or any predisposition this implies nothing other than there had been previous domestic problems (not assigned to who instigated the situations here).
There has been NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING, said about abuse in ANY news article. That sir (or madame) is an assumption, and a sexist assumption at that.
As far as the legality of acting as judge and jury... it is society that makes the law no matter how cynical you become. As for the comment that people are voiceing thier opinions... I have no problems listening to any host of opinions as long as they are INTELLIGENT, well thought out, and encompass all sides of any given arguement. I believe it to be a failure for anyone, ANYONE, to respond to such a serious issue with remarks such as, "why do we have to have trials for scum like himm,, aren't we getting a belly full,, of scums who feel that they are judge and jury,," and lest we forget the all too well thought out "They should fry him."
I naively had hoped for more from citizens of this nation.
Maybe I need to take the work out of it for YOU - the chance that I am going to post that something was said at another news source, when in fact it wasn't, is zero - in other words, it ain't gonna happen. You got that?

From the AJC online -

"A 39-year-old Suwanee man was charged with murder Wednesday after authorities say he shot his girlfriend and set fire to her home.

Arrest warrants say David Robert Norton shot Amy Lee Ayer in the back of the head Tuesday before starting a blaze at her house on Sentinel Parkway near Lawrenceville.

Firefighters found her body in an upstairs bedroom, said Lt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services.

Investigators arrested Norton early Wednesday at the Days Inn motel on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross, where he was staying, Rutledge said.

He was in the Gwinnett County Jail on Wednesday, charged with arson and murder.

Court records show it wasn't the first time Norton had been accused of harming Ayer.

A Gwinnett County magistrate judge ordered Norton to have no contact with Ayers in February.

That order came after his arrest on charges that he punched her and rammed her garage door with his vehicle, according to court documents.

He was out on bail awaiting trial on several charges related to that incident when Ayers was killed."

http://www.ajc.com/gwinnett/content/metro/gwi...
Appalled

United States

#24 Nov 2, 2007
The first sign of domestic abuse, a womam should get out of that relationship. If she won't leave, that's when her family should step in and have an intervention with her, him and the police. These guys just don't get it. If the woman don't want you, move along. If you feel like you have to monitor her every move, have yourself checked out.
Earl

Marietta, GA

#25 Nov 2, 2007
Angry Black Man wrote:
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I don't think Brian is getting kid glove treatment. At least not in the way I think you saying. I believe they are being cautious with him to be CERTAIN that when he is convicted and sentenced to death there is no way it can be overturned or appealed.
Would be interesting to turn the tables on him. Let's remember, he ran into a courtroom and shot the judge. Would be interesting for a judge to run into his trial and shoot Nichols. We can dream can't we?

As for this guy, I may be going out on a limb here, but I bet this guy comes from a very broken home. We need to keep our families together and teach our kids how to agree to disagree in relationships. Show them how to verbally disagree. Domestic violence will only get worse. We are teaching the next generation some very bad lessons here.
JMO

United States

#26 Nov 2, 2007
Earl wrote:
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Would be interesting to turn the tables on him. Let's remember, he ran into a courtroom and shot the judge. Would be interesting for a judge to run into his trial and shoot Nichols. We can dream can't we?
As for this guy, I may be going out on a limb here, but I bet this guy comes from a very broken home. We need to keep our families together and teach our kids how to agree to disagree in relationships. Show them how to verbally disagree. Domestic violence will only get worse. We are teaching the next generation some very bad lessons here.
Earl, I agree with you about what kind of home this guy probably came from - and there may well have been drug abuse in his home, which makes things infinitely worse. I shudder to think how much more of this kind of thing is going to happen - things are going to get worse before they get better - if they ever do get better.
Unknown

United States

#27 Dec 20, 2007
I know the people involved. Trust me, his family is not to blame. Sometimes, a person is born without a soul, emotional control, and so on.
Debbie

United States

#28 Jan 22, 2008
I was a personal friend of the deceased. It was not self defense. She lived in fear of this man. I wish I could forgive him for taking my dear friend away. I love her and miss her every day. She was an artist and I am thankful to have one of her paintings in my home. She will live on through her talent.
raw

Madison, AL

#29 Mar 17, 2008
i worked with Dave years ago. I havent spoken to him in over 10 years. It is heartbreaking to see that sons lost their mother, a woman lost her life and a man will most likely spend the rest of his in a prison cell.

I was just wondering if their has been any update of the case. Any new information that has come forth since the initial news reports.

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