• Redding v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Samuel Zell, (Zell & Zell, P.C.), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Vincent James Faucette, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1302

    Court affirms murder and other convictions over defendant's contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel and trial court error

  • Mosley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Joseph Huffman, Jr., (The Huffman Law Firm, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Christine Sieger Barker, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1301

    Court affirms murder and other convictions over defendant's challenges to evidence, trial court error, and effectiveness of counsel

  • Mann v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Hong Chol Yun, (Newton County Pubic Defender's Office), Covington, Anthony Scott Carter, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Layla Hinton Zon, Candice Leigh Branche, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1256

    Court affirms denial of murder defendant's new trial motion over his multiple arguments of insufficient evidence, trial court error, and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Morgan v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackie Lynn Tyo, Brandon A. Bullard, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Jennifer Leigh Parker, Emily Catherine Puhala, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1261

    Court affirms denial of new trial motion of defendant found guilty but mentally ill in the drowning death of her infant daughters.

  • Parker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Florio, (Thomas M. Florio, P.C.), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Fowler, Elizabeth Rosenwasser, (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, Tasha Mosley, Charles Brooks, (Harold R. Banke Justice Center), Jonesboro, Tracy Lawson, (District Attorney), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2312

    Court affirms aggravated assault and robbery convictions over defendant's challenges to sufficiency of evidence, and contentions of trial court error

  • Smith v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Henry Nelson Crane, III, (Crane Law Firm, P.C.), Augusta, Danny L. Durham, (Durham Law Firm, P.C.), Evans, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, Natalie Spires Paine, (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1148

    ourt affirms felony murder and other convictions over defendant's arguments of insufficient evidence, trial court abuse of discretion, and trial court error

  • Taylor v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James C. Bonner, Jr., (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, Brandon A. Bullard, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Atlanta, David Benjamin Cooper, (Metro Conflict Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Kevin Christopher Armstrong, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1476

    Thirteen Obscene Words Uttered in One Profanity-Laced Courtroom Tirade Constituted Single Act of Contempt

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Betsey L. Tate, (Office of the Appellate Defender, Georgia Public Defender Council), Americus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Katherine DeRosa Emerson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Robert Brandon Faircloth, Louie Craig Fraser, (Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1432

    Evidence Regarding Investigator's Course of Conduct During Crime Investigation Was Not Admissible to Show Guilt

  • McCluskey v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Christopher Locke, (Locke Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Leigh Ellen Patterson, Luke Anthony Martin, Kayleigh Ann Carter, (Floyd County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1397

    No Third Degree Cruelty to Children Where Children Did Not See or Hear Defendant Shoot His Wife While They Were Nearby

  • Stephens v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stanley W. Schoolcraft, (Office of the Public Defender), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Aslean Zachary Eaglin, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1345

    Defendant Not Prejudiced by Prosecutor's Closing Argument Mention of People Who Had Not Testified at Trial