Murder suspect charged in Rite Aid robbery

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. - Police have linked a man accused of killing his ex-wife to a Fayetteville pharmacy robbery.

John Kristofak was arrested last month following the stabbing death of his ex-wife, Donna Nations. She was found unresponsive in her Marietta home and died at the hospital. After a days-long manhunt, Kristofak was arrested at a motel in Union City.

Court records showed Kristofak had sent her disturbing emails, and she had a restraining order against him. He served seven months for stalking her, but in the days before his most recent arrest, Kristofak bemoaned his prior conviction.

“The charges were blown out of proportion,” he said in an email sent to Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt.

Kristofak also claimed, via email, that his ex-wife was having an affair with a law enforcement official, and at one point, he said he would kill himself. He was eventually charged with aggravated assault and murder in his ex-wife’s death.

Fayetteville police worked with Cobb County law enforcement to pinpoint Kristofak as the suspect in a Rite Aid robbery. It happened at the store on North Glynn Street on Dec. 26. Police said he gave a note to pharmacy workers demanding Adderall, claiming he had a gun.

Kristofak was charged with robbery by intimidation in that incident.

Cavitt was in court Thursday for Kristofak’s bond revocation hearing. His attorney asked for more time and a psychiatric evaluation, which was ordered.



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