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Man Charged in Ga. officer killing waives hearing

This image provided by the Clarke County Georgia Sheriff's department shows a photo of Jamie Hood, 33, who is charged in the slaying of a Georgia police officer and who allegedly held nine hostages at an Athens home days later. The 33-year-old Hood was being held Saturday March 26, 2011 without bond on murder and other charges.

This image provided by the Clarke County Georgia Sheriff's department shows a photo of Jamie Hood, 33, who is charged in the slaying of a Georgia police officer and who allegedly held nine hostages at an Athens home days later. The 33-year-old Hood was being held Saturday March 26, 2011 without bond on murder and other charges.  (AP)

A man charged with killing a north Georgia police officer and wounding another in a shooting has waived an initial court hearing.

The Athens-Clarke County magistrate court says 33-year-old Jamie Hood waived a hearing Monday morning. The court did not have the name of Hood's attorney.

Hood is charged with gunning down 34-year-old officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian last Tuesday and wounding officer Tony Howard.

Police staged a massive manhunt in the Athens area for several days before Hood turned himself in late Friday after authorities say he held some hostages at an apartment.