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Atlanta mother, daughter found dead after standoff

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Atlanta police say a woman and child were found dead inside a home after the woman's new husband surrendered to police following a standoff.
 
Police said 32-year-old Joseph L. Smith was arrested following negotiations at his family's home. Police said his wife of about a month, 34-year-old Shatikey Griffin, and her 12-year-old daughter, Demiya, were found dead in the home. Griffin's father, Thaddeus Griffin, said he was the one to identify the victims.
 
Police in East Point said they are investigating whether Smith is connected to the death of 36-year-old Loveitt Wallace. Her body was found in a room at the Wellesley Inn on Sunday morning.
 
Thaddeus Griffin said Smith did not show up for a family gathering Saturday night and they didn't know where he was until the standoff.

Smith was expected to make his first court appearance on Monday, but it has been postponed until Tuesday, September 25.

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