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Woman killed in domestic violence

October 18, 2012
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - An Alpharetta woman died Oct. 18 after being the victim of apparent domestic violence by her fiance.

Police responded to a Jefferson Way apartment, just off Windward Parkway, at 6 a.m. Oct. 16 after a call of arguing coming from the apartment.

When police arrived they found the victim "critically injured." She was shot in the head by her fiance during an argument. The victim was taken to North Fulton Hospital and her finace, Alamin Nanji, 26, was taken in for questioning.

The victim was pronounced dead early Oct. 18.

Nanji was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault. His charge was upgraded to felony murder after the victim died.

"We have upgraded the charges to felony murder," said Alpharetta Public Safety Spokesman George Gordon.

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    Woman killed in domestic violence
    October 18, 2012 | 01:23 PM

    She was shot in the neck not the head. I am a friend of both the victim and the accused.

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    October 19, 2012 | 12:09 PM

    Who cares Katy....she's DEAD!!!!

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    October 19, 2012 | 12:10 PM

    Who cares Katy....she's DEAD!!!!

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    Death sentence for this POS please.
    October 21, 2012 | 07:00 PM

    And let's not wait 12 years for it to happen either.

    Rick Crawford
    Johns Creek
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    I too was a friend of both..
    October 23, 2012 | 04:33 PM don't even know what happened and you're ready to execute.

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    I too was a friend of both..
    October 23, 2012 | 04:33 PM don't even know what happened and you're ready to execute.

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    forgot to add name
    October 23, 2012 | 04:34 PM


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    October 26, 2012 | 02:40 PM

    This is so crazy, and I cannot believe that this happen so close to home. This tragedy happen in the building right across from me! A neighbor stated that his girlfriend and him could hear them fighting through the walls for about an hour prior to him shooing her! I just don's see what could have been so bad that he felt he need to take her life. It is scary to me and my family to know that someone that crazy lived so close...

    Concerned Neighbor
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    Abuse Disguised
    October 27, 2012 | 01:05 PM

    Abuse comes in many forms. Having barely survived another type of abuse, that of hidden, financial, emotional and non violent abuse, people don't seem to listen when asked for help. The personna of the abuser is often clean and organized, a leader perhaps-(in my case, a financial advisor) always cool, smiling and believable when others are present...only to transform to glaring and negligent in private-- and the abused is often beside him/herself in anguish and head scratching, causing onlookers to think something is wrong WITH the abused rather than something is being done TO the abused. Many times I wished that my husband would hit me just once, so I could justify in my mind that what was actually happening was abuse when others thought he was such a good guy. In time, things escalated and I ultimately was forced to die (yes, the emotional abuse can be THAT bad)or to grab keys and run, and face poverty, humiliation, and reputation wrecking at his hands, along with the most severe ongoing forms of financial destruction. This after living in the "best" gated neighborhood in Alpharetta. When people ask why this woman didn't "leave," I can likely answer that "she had no place to go and no one to listen." The solace and comfort of one's home should not be threatened from the inside, and no one should be forced to live on a cot in a shelter when they have worked hard for a lifetime. I hope an example is made of this abusive & violent man. There is no telling what else this woman endured... and I hope that everyone listens when a person, particularly a woman, indicates that things are going wrong outside of her control. It is not the fault of the victim, and the victim cannot make the abuser stop. If you see someone's personality change from jovial & happy to afraid, timid, and unnerved, weight loss, hair loss, jitters; perhaps they don't seem to have the things that their partner seems to have- clothing, spending money, flexibility to make decisions - consider yourself responsible for checking as to why. Many of us could just as easily have been this woman, and I would be, were it not for loving care from friends and family, and more strength than I ever thought I had. Even now, two years later, I believe it would have been far easier if he HAD shot me,(that's how damaging the abuse is after all) although I'm simultaneously grateful for the years it's taking me to dig out of the mess. I agree with the sentiment of MAXIMIZING the punishment for this poor excuse for a human being.

    Many types of abuse
    Alpharetta, Ga
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