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Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson has died after contracting COVID-19 weeks after the virus was apparently introduced into the courthouse by a juror who tested positive for it.

Stephenson, the county’s probate judge for 27 years, tested positive for the virus on March 25 and succumbed to complications associated with it on Wednesday, said Kevin Holder, executive director for the Council of Probate Judges of Georgia.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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