The big picture: Long signed a plea deal admitting to all of the charges in Cherokee County, hoping for a life sentence without parole for the first four of the shooting deaths.
- Six of the eight victims in the shootings were Asian women. Long, who is White, told police that the attacks were not "racially motivated."
Background: The attacks started at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County. Two people died at the scene, and three were taken to the hospital, where two of them later died.
- Police said Long then drove south to Atlanta, where he shot and killed three women, all of whom were of Asian descent.
What to watch: Long is set to appear in Fulton County next month, where he faces charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and domestic terrorism.