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Jasper man convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shot which killed tourist in Helen



By Linda Erbele

White County News

Reprinted with permission from White County News


A Pickens County man was convicted in White County Superior Court Jan. 17 of two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Helen tourist that occurred August 2014.

The shooting ended the life of 68-year-old May Araim, of Houston, Texas. Araim, who was visiting Helen with her nephew, Mohammed Araim, and his family. An Iraqi native, Araim had passed the citizenship test in Houston and was 11 days from taking the oath to become a U.S. citizen.

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-6 #1 whidontgotobars 2017-02-20 16:20
The paper edition didn't state whether this man purposely shot this woman or if he somehow just fired the gun accidentally. I guess by the verdict, however, the state didn't prove intention to shoot, but more likely accident. Regardless, this is yet just another reason why I avoid such places (bars). Helen's beautiful! Not everyone out at night there is drinking. However, they are still around drunk, rowdy, idiot loser criminals. That loser bar should be sued! How they let people get so trashed is criminal and cannot be condoned. It's all about making as much money as they can. Who cares if people get killed, right? As long as the bar made lots and lots of money, that's all that matters. Weekend night in Helen. Wonderful place to bring the family, wouldn't you say?

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