Hearing rescheduled for Robert Aaron Long

The order states parties agreed to reschedule the plea and arraignment for Robert Aaron Long for Aug. 30, at 9 a.m.

ATLANTA — A motion to push back a hearing scheduled for the suspect accused of killing multiple people at three metro Atlanta spas has been granted.

The continuance is because a defense attorney has been exposed to COVID-19, according to documents.

The order states parties agreed to reschedule the plea and arraignment for Robert Aaron Long for Aug. 30, at 9 a.m. It was originally scheduled for Aug. 23. A Fulton County Superior Court judge signed off on the order on Friday. 

Long faces multiple counts of murder following the shootings that took place at three spas in two jurisdictions — Atlanta and Cherokee County. Eight people died in the shooting spree.  

In Cherokee County, police have said Long shot and killed four people, three of them women and

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