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Michael's Law aimed at enforcing alcohol rules in Georgia

By BILL HENDRICK
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill, now called "Michael's Law," that seeks to crack down on enforcement of underage drinking laws.

The seed for the bill was planted last summer when 48-year-old Michael S. Gatto of Cumming, dropped off his 18-year-old son Michael J. Gatto at a dorm in Statesboro for his freshman year at Georgia Southern University.

Two weeks later, Grant J. Spencer of the young Gatto was dead, the victim of an assault in a now-defunct bar.

The man accused of assaulting him is Grant J. Spence of Johns Creek. He is in jail without bond, charged with felony murder, and could face a long prison sentence.

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