By Terrence McCoy
By Scott Fishman
By Deirdra Funcheon
By Allie Conti
By New Times Staff
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By Kyle Swenson
The only constant in her life, it seems, was the reporter, Roberts, whom she began dating when he wrote about her. Georgia describes Roberts, who is 14 years her senior, as a "father figure," and they had a stormy on-again, off-again romance. Georgia once even charged Roberts with sexual assault, alleging he date-raped her. That case was dropped, but she also had him charged with several counts of misdemeanor battery and property crimes in the early '90s, claiming Roberts would manhandle her during drunken rages. A judge ordered him to treatment for alcoholism.
Through it all, the couple somehow always got back together, and in 1995, Roberts fathered Georgia's twins, Kyle and Kylee. It was an unplanned pregnancy, but it finally gave Georgia an identity she relished: mother. But even her children didn't come without a fight; she sued the hospital for malpractice after a traumatic labor. "[Doctors] told me afterward, 'By the way, we took out your uterus,'" she remembers. "I said, 'What do you mean you took out my fucking uterus?' Whoever heard of such a thing?"
As she recounts the story, she begins to cry. "My little boy and little girl are all I have, and Kristi Krueger is trying to take that away from me. God meant for me to be a mother to a little girl and little boy. My whole life revolves around my children -- my children-- and this bitch is getting in the way of that."
Georgia raised the children on her own, determined to give them a distinctly American upbringing. "I do live vicariously through my children," she says. "On Saturdays, we lay around in our pajamas watching cartoons, which I could never do. It soothes me."
In 1998, Georgia and the twins left Chicago with a new boyfriend and came to Pembroke Pines, where she would play out a familiar drama. Only this time, it would involve her favorite TV newswoman.
Next week: Georgia embraces suburban life in South Florida, becomes fixated on Kristi Krueger, goes to jail, and prevails at trial.