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Georgia man pleads guilty to four murders in spa shootings, hate crimes not pursued

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By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) -A Georgia man who claimed to be addicted to sex pleaded guilty on Tuesday of murdering four people as part of a shooting spree at Atlanta-area spas that highlighted the fear and intimidation felt by Asian Americans in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Dressed in a white, button-down shirt with an open collar, and dress slacks and sporting a mohawk haircut, Robert Aaron Long, 22, pleaded guilty in court to the four murders at a day spa in Cherokee County, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Atlanta. Long, holding his head up but looking somber, also affirmed agreeme…

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