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Attorney for accused jewel thief wants some charges dropped
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The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to a motion filed last week that suggests the crimes in question were not "violent" in nature. Citing a U.S. Supreme Court case known as the "Hobbs Act," Attorney Michelle Daffin is arguing that forcing employees to the back of the store at gun point and zip-tying their hands does not fit the definition of violent. Abigail Lee Kemp, 24, of Smyrna was arrested Jan. 8 on charges related to multiple jewelry store armed robberies in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.