ATLANTA– Two murder convictions have been reversed by the GeorgiaSupreme Court, even though the justices believe the guilty verdictslikely were warranted.

In both cases, the court cited errors by trial judges for the reversals.In one case, the court reaffirmed an earlier decision that a defendanthas the right to be present for all court proceedings, even in chambers.Pennie v. State, No. S99A0553 (Sup. Ct. Ga. Sept. 13, 1999).

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