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Man featured on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ indicted for murder

A 39-year old Riverdale man was indicted by a grand jury this week, on several charges, including felony murder, in connection with the 2010 shooting death of his estranged wife.

The case against Wisdom Jeffery, who allegedly shot and killed Corrissa Nicole Friends on Aug. 11, 2010, was eventually featured on the television show “America’s Most Wanted” because he had been on the run for a year and a half. He was found in Ohio earlier this year, and extradited back to Georgia in March.

The grand jury indicted Jeffery on Wednesday, on four counts of felony murder, one count of malice murder, four counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

He has been accussed of breaking into an apartment at the Chateau Forest Phase II apartment complex in Riverdale, in the middle of the night, even though he had been ordered to stay away from the location. He alllegedly shot Friends to death around 2 a.m.

Jeffery reportedly worked, in the past, on the BET reality show, “Keyshia Cole: The Way it Is.”

Hampton man allegedly gave toddler brain injuries, blindness

Hampton resident Kirt Kelly Bashford, 29, was also indicted by the grand jury on two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree, and two counts of aggravated battery. He is accused of shaking his 2-month-old daughter on July 25, 2011, to the point that the youth experienced brain hemorrhages, according to court records.

The indictment against Bashford alleges that he left the victim’s brain and eyes “useless,” resulting in blindness and “dysfunction in fine motor skills, sensory processing skills, motor control and strength.” The toddler did survive the event, however, according to Executive Assistant District Attorney Lalaine Briones.

Clayton County Magistrate court records show he admitted to law enforcement that he was alone with the child prior to her receiving her injuries. An arrest warrant application against Bashford also shows he allegedly waited one hour and 10 minutes before calling 911 to report the incident, while the toddler was left in a “ragdoll-like” state.

Forsyth man allegedly molested 3-year-old niece

David Allen Hardigree, 34, from Forsyth, was indicted on two counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual battery and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Magistrate Court records show he is accused of taking a then-3-year-old niece on his four-wheeler into a wooded area in Ellenwood, on June 8, 2011, and molesting her. The child “made an outcry to her mother” two days later, and a “forensic interview supported her claim,” according to an application for Hardigree’s arrest.

— Staff Writer Kathy Jefcoats contibuted to this report