• Man accused of killing restaurant manager waives court appearance


    ATLANTA - A man accused in the killing of a local restaurant worker waived his first court appearance Sunday.

    Samuel Ott, 21, was arrested Saturday after police said his DNA was matched to evidence linked to the crime scene. 

    His next court appearance is January 8.


    The manager of Barcelona Wine Bar, Chelsea Beller, 29, was shot and killed on Nov. 19 when three suspects broke into the restaurant on Howell Mill Road, forced her into an upstairs office to open a safe and then shot her as they ran.


    Chelsea Beller

    Ott was charged with felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment. He was taken to the Fulton County Jail after his arrest.

    It is the first arrest as police continue searching for additional suspects. The reward for information has reached $38,000.

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