The trial court properly granted former lieutenant's motion to quash an indictment against him for two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals in connection with the hot-car death of his K-9 dog because he was acting within the scope of his official job duties when the alleged crimes occurred and he was therefore entitled to the protections afforded by O.C.G.A. § 17-7-52, including timely notice of the grand jury proceeding and a copy of the proposed indictment, but State failed to comply with those statutory mandates.
|November 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM
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