Posts tagged with "Greg Germani"

Regarding Greg: Injured cyclist focuses on the big picture

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 8, 2016

Greg Germani has been back at home now for over a year. He lives in a single story brick house in the greater Decatur area. A more recent addition is the wooden ramp leading up to his door. On Dec. 17, the one year anniversary of his discharge from the hospital, Germani dozed quietly in his […]

(VIDEO) Cyclist’s friends, family want to focus on future after defendant pleads guilty

Posted by Dena Mellick October 20, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Atlanta cyclist Greg Germani, his family, and friends achieved a bit of closure Tuesday following a challenging and emotional hearing. The man accused of running Germani down, Joseph Alan Lewis, pleaded guilty to charges related to the June 9, 2014 attack and received a 15 […]

Man accused of running down cyclist expected to take plea deal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 18, 2015

A man accused of intentionally running over a cyclist Greg Germani with a SUV is expected to plead guilty to some of the charges. Beth Harrill, Germani’s girlfriend and chief advocate, confirmed over social media that defendant Joseph Lewis will receive a 15-year sentence in exchange for the guilty plea. She did not know which […]

1 year later: cyclist’s recovery continues, man accused of attacking him awaits trial

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 9, 2015

Greg Germani’s life changed forever on June 9, 2014. Germani, an avid cyclist, was riding his bike home from his job at Turner Broadcasting. He had been riding his bike to work for 25 years. Witnesses told police that Germani, then 50, was riding his bike down Montgomery Ferry Drive when he was almost hit by […]

Donations help injured cyclist recover at home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2015

It has been eight months since a driver in a red SUV ran over Greg Germani while he was riding his bike home from work. Police allege that the act was intentional and the suspect, Joseph Alan Lewis, is still awaiting trial on charges that include attempted murder. All the while Germani has struggled, relearning basic […]

Annexation, cityhood is the top story of 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

Readers voted with their eyes in 2014 and we published the list of most-read stories on Dec. 26. Their list isn’t all that different from ours. In addition to page views, we also considered each story’s overall impact on the community, both in the short and long term. The biggest stories of 2014 are …. […]

The most-viewed stories of 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 26, 2014

It was a busy year for Decaturish. The website received 1.6 million page views and had more than 450,000 unique visitors since February. Here are the most-viewed stories of 2014, from top to bottom. 1) APD releases video of vehicle that hit cyclist Cyclists around the country were outraged after the driver of a red Doge […]

Bond denied, benefit planned in cyclist case

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 11, 2014

A man accused of intentionally running down a cyclist will remain in jail for now after a judge denied his bond request. The family and friends of Greg Germani have another fundraiser planned for him as he prepares to return home from the hospital next week. The Star Community Bar, located at 437 Moreland Ave […]

Defendant in cyclist case hires T.I.’s lawyer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2014

This story has been updated. The man accused of intentionally running down a cyclist in June has new legal representation and a new defense strategy. There was a bond hearing for Joseph Alan Lewis in Fulton County Superior court on Nov. 4. Lewis is accused of intentionally running over cyclist Greg Germani on June 9. […]

Grand Jury indicts defendant in cyclist case

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 14, 2014

This story has been updated.  A man accused of intentionally running over a cyclist with his SUV was formally indicted by a grand jury on Friday, Oct. 10. Joseph Alan Lewis faces numerous charges stemming from the June 9 incident. Police allege that Lewis used his red Dodge Nitro to critically injure cyclist Greg Germani […]

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