• Agee v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cody Jeremiah Jung, (Fulton County Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, William C. Enfinger, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Juliana Sleeper, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0372

    Court affirms bench trial convictions for malice murder and other crimes over defendant's challenges to sufficiency of evidence and his waiver of his right to a jury trial

  • McGarity v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Burton Mills, (William B. Mills, P.C.), Ringgold, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Donald R. Donovan, Ferdinand Michael Viscuse, Anthony Brett Williams, (Paulding County District Attorney's Office), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1528

    Witnesses' Prior Statements Offered Through Police Officer's Testimony Were Not Admissible as Prior Consistent Statements

  • McKelvey v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Dillon, Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, Frederick Lewis, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, Elizabeth Rosenwasser, (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1548

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Admitting Into Evidence Murder Appellant's 2009 Convictions for Terroristic Threats

  • Butler v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Teri Lynn Doepke, (The Doepke Law Firm, LLC), Covington, for appellee.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for other party.

    Case Number: S20A1297

    Evidence Established Use of Dating Website For Prostitution and Crimes Benefiting Criminal Street Gang

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    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, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joseph Kenneth Mulholland, Moruf O. Oseni, (South Georgia Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Bainbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1245

    Evidence Did Not Support Defendant's Request For Justification Instruction

  • Harrison v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathleen Joan Anderson, (Office of the Barrow County Public Defender's Office), Winder, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Kathleen Leona McCanless, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Patricia Jean Brooks, James Bradley Smith, (Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Jefferson, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1104

    Prior Acts of Domestic Violence Admissible to Prove Intent and Motive to Kill Spouse