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Georgia Assault and Battery Law
 

STATE OF OHIO vs. TRASHON MCCRAY

Defendant-appellant Trashon McCray appeals the judgment of the
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court convicting him, after a jury trial, of murder,
felonious assault, and two counts of having a weapon while under a disability.
Finding no merit to his assignments of error, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.
{¶2} On March 21, 2014, at the end of the school day, students walked f... More...
   $0 (05-30-2017 - GA)

State of Georgia v. James Daniel,Jr., Demark Ponder and Daginald Wheeler

Courthouse - Columbus, Georgia

Columbus, GA - Jury Finds Defendants Not Guilty On Murder Charges

The State of Georgia charged James Daniel, Jr., age 36, Daginald Wheeler, 53, and Demark Ponder, age 48, with multiple felony charges (malice and felony murder, aggravated assault, robbery, weapons possession, and three gang-related charges) as a result of the shooing death at the 4th Quarter Bar of Dominc Mitchell, age 33... More...
   $0 (05-18-2017 - GA)

State of Georgia v. Andre Christopher Watson

Courthouse - Douglas County - Georgia

Andre Christopher Watson entered a non-negotiated guilty plea to four counts of Aggravated Assault against a Law Enforcement Officer and one count of Aggravated Assault against a civilian victim for his role in two separate shootings. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney David Emadi who recommended the court impose a sentence of 40 years with the first 20 years to be served in pr... More...   $0 (05-05-2017 - GA)

THOMAS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

NIXON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Appellants Julius Thomas and Desmond Nixon were tried jointly and
convicted of murder and related offenses in connection with a crime spree that
took place over three days in January 2013.1 Both men now appeal, arguing that
the evidence was insufficient to support their convictions and averring claims
of ineffective assistance of counsel. Though we find no merit to the ineffectiv... More...
   $0 (04-13-2017 - GA)

MORRISON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that Morrison and Byrd were involved romantically and lived together in an
1 Byrd was killed on July 10, 2008. On August 27, 2010, a grand jury indicted Morrison and charged him with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Morrison’s trial ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2017 - GA)

MORRISON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that Morrison and Byrd were involved romantically and lived together in an
1 Byrd was killed on July 10, 2008. On August 27, 2010, a grand jury indicted Morrison and charged him with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Morrison’s trial... More...
   $0 (04-04-2017 - GA)

UPSHAW v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA


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Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that on the night of December 7, 1996, Upshaw met Walton at a gas station ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2017 - GA)

THOMAS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

NIXON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Julius Thomas, pictured on the right, and Desmond Nixon, on the left, have been arrested.

Both Thomas and Nixon argue that the evidence presented at their
joint trial was insufficient to support their convictions. Viewed in the light most
favorable to the jury’s verdict, the evidence adduced at trial established that
Julius Thomas, Desmond “Philly” Nixon and Ishmael “Smurf” Carter were close
friends and members of a rap group known as B.G.M. Witnesses recalled thatMore...
   $0 (03-31-2017 - GA)

Carl Ray Adams v. The State Of Georgia

Viewed in a light most favorable to the jury’s verdicts, the evidence
adduced at trial established as follows. Adams is a Vietnam War veteran who
has been diagnosed and treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); he
1 In January 2007, a Laurens County grand jury returned an indictment charging Adams with malice murder, felony murder (aggravated assault), and aggravated assault.... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

WIGGINS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

The evidence presented at trial authorized the trial court to find that
1 Appellant was indicted on August 10, 2010, by a Muscogee County grand jury for the malice murder and felony murder of Catherine Walker, the aggravated assaults of Valorice Caples and Carolyn Senior, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Following a ... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

SMITH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that, on October 12, 2010, Smith sold a television to Opoku-Afari. During the
transaction, Smith noticed that Opoku-Afari seemed to have a lot of money, and
he devised a plan to rob him. Later that day, Smith discussed his plan with
Anthony Norris and Tefflon Rhoden, who agreed to assist Smith with the
robbe... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

WATSON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdicts, the evidence
presented at trial showed the following. On the night of June 8, 2010, Appellant
went to the home of his uncle, Matt Cooper, who had friends over to watch an
NBA Finals game in a shed behind his house in Screven County. During the
game, Appellant left the shed. About 20 minutes later, Cooper heard a loud
1 The... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

THE STATE OF GEORGIA v. GARLAND

In 2008, Garland was found guilty of sexual battery involving a child
based on allegations that he intentionally touched a child’s buttocks as he picked
her up during a church conference. After the verdict was returned and before
sentencing, Garland retained new counsel to represent him through sentencing
and on appeal. This attorney, to whom we refer as appellate counsel, filed ... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

NORMAN v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Appellant Edward Norman was convicted of malice murder and
necrophilia in connection with the death of Monique Flores-Owens. On appeal,
he disputes the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his necrophilia conviction
and the permissibility of a portion of the prosecutor’s closing argument. We
affirm.1
1. Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdicts, the evidence at
... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

TYE v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

In 2008, Cortez Tye was convicted of and sentenced for felony murder
and related crimes stemming from a carjacking.1 Tye now appeals his
convictions and sentences and the superior court’s 2014 denial of his motion for
new trial, as amended, in which the remaining stated issue was Tye’s assertion
that the judge who conducted his trial erred in declining to hold a hearing on theMore...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

HAYES v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Hayes claims that the evidence is legally insufficient to sustain his convictions for felony murder in the commission of an aggravated assault upon Brown, the aggravated assaults of Scott Keller and Josh Washington, and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, OCGA § 16-15-1 et seq.2 Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence possession of a firearm b... More...   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

WELCH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

In the early morning hours on February 2, 2009, appellant, accompanied
1 The crimes occurred on February 2, 2009. On November 17, 2009, appellant was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury for malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On Janu... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

SIMPSON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that Wyscaver’s decomposing body was found in an abandoned house on
August 29, 2008. Prior to the discovery of his body, his conservator had not
seen or heard from Wyscaver for a couple of weeks. A forensic examination
indicated that Wyscaver had died of blunt force trauma to his head. A computer
monitor, a c... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

THE STATE OF GEORGIA v. RANDLE

SEX OFFENDER

Appellee Blake Randle is a registered sex offender who seeks release from
the sex offender registration requirements prescribed at OCGA § 42-1-12. In
this case, we granted the State’s petition for certiorari to consider one of the
criteria for eligibility for removal from the sex offender registry, namely, the
requirement that the offense that resulted in the offender’s inclusion... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

State of Georgia v. Richard Luedee

Lawrenceville, GA - Defendant For Threatening To Mutilate His Wife

The State of Georgia charged Richard Luedee with kidnapping, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, family violence/battery and influencing a witness. The State charged by the Defendant struck his wife multiple times, took her to a hotel against her will, and threatened to mutilate her face or engage in murder suicide.<... More...
   $0 (10-22-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Lavunte Collins

Craigslist Seller Sentenced for Five Armed Robberies

ATLANTA - Lavunte Collins has been sentenced on five counts of armed robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in connection with his robbery of a string of victims that he lured through Craigslist.

“This case highlights the dangers of meeting strangers for commercial transactions... More...
   $0 (08-08-2016 - GA)

SMITH V. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

The morning of Dec. 3, 2007, a man was at home at the Laurel Ridge apartment complex in Fulton County when he heard gun shots. He called 911, stating he had seen several people, including a black male with dreadlocks, getting into a black Mitsubishi truck and leaving the parking lot,. An officer with the City of East Point Police Department responded to the scene where he discovered a body lying f... More...   $0 (06-01-2016 - GA)

State of Georgia v. James Gobert

LaFayette, GA - Man Convicted Of Murder and Aggravated Assault

The State of Georgia charged Micheal James Gobert with malice murder, felony murder, four counts of aggravated assult, and four counts of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime for shooting and killing Johnny Montgomery and wounding Edrius Putnam during a confrontation outside the Defendant's home du... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Darius Andre "Arnie" Holmes

Savannah Drug Dealer Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin and Possessing Firearms

SAVANNAH, GA: Darius Andre “Arnie” Holmes, 41, of Savannah, Georgia, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury after a two-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr. for distributing heroin and possessing firearms as a felon on August 18, 2015.

According to the evidence presented du... More...
   $0 (03-09-2016 - GA)

REGENT v. THE STATE

According to testimony, in 2008, Regent, in a fit of rage, punched Margaret Fisher repeatedly, got a knife from the kitchen, and while she was lying on the floor, cut her throat twice, in quick succession. After Regent pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and aggravated battery, the judge sentenced him to 20 years for the aggravated assault count, 12 of which would be served in prison and the rem... More...   $0 (03-26-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Darius Andre "Arnie" Holmes

Savannah, GA - Savannah Drug Dealer Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin and Possessing Firearms

Darius Andre “Arnie” Holmes, 41, of Savannah, Georgia, was convicted by a federal jury after a two-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr. for distributing heroin and possessing firearms as a felon on August 18, 2015.

According to the evidence presented during at t... More...
   $0 (03-09-2016 - GA)

COLLYMORE v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Following a jury trial, Fernando Collymore was found guilty of the felony
murder of Rosita Gates as well as the theft by taking of Gates’s vehicle.1
Collymore now appeals, contending that the trial court: (1) gave the jury an
improper charge on the concept of “accident;” (2) improperly sentenced him to
a felony rather than a misdemeanor for theft by taking; and (3) improperly
a... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

GATES v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Following a jury trial, Lamar Gates was found guilty of malice murder and
various other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Anthony Wilson.1
On appeal, Gates contends, primarily, that the trial court erred in allowing
1 On February 28, 2013, Gates was indicted on one count of malice murder, two counts of felony murder (predicated on aggravated assault and possession of a fi... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

WELCH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Appellant Kevin Welch was convicted of malice murder in connection
with the shooting death of Alex Howard.1 He appeals, asserting, inter alia, the
trial court erred in refusing to strike two jurors for cause. Although we find the
enumerated errors to be without merit, we find error with regard to the sentence.
Accordingly, we must vacate and remand to the trial court for resente... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

SIMPSON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Joshua Samuel Simpson was tried by a Walker County jury and convicted
of murder and aggravated assault, both in connection with the killing of Michael
Wyscaver. Simpson appeals, contending that the evidence is legally insufficient
to sustain his convictions, that the trial court erred both when it admitted certain
photographs of the victim and when it charged the jury, and that he ... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

THE STATE OF GEORGIA v. RANDLE

Appellee Blake Randle is a registered sex offender who seeks release from
the sex offender registration requirements prescribed at OCGA § 42-1-12. In
this case, we granted the State’s petition for certiorari to consider one of the
criteria for eligibility for removal from the sex offender registry, namely, the
requirement that the offense that resulted in the offender’s inclusion... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

TARIG SMITH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Tariq Smith was tried by a Fulton County jury and convicted of murder
and several other crimes in connection with the fatal shooting of Emmanuel
Opoku-Afari. Smith appeals, contending that the trial court erred when it
removed one of the jurors after the evidence was closed. We find no merit in
that contention, but we note that the trial court erred when it failed to sentence
S... More...
   $0 (01-25-2016 - GA)

SMITH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Tariq Smith was tried by a Fulton County jury and convicted of murder
and several other crimes in connection with the fatal shooting of Emmanuel
Opoku-Afari. Smith appeals, contending that the trial court erred when it
removed one of the jurors after the evidence was closed. We find no merit in
that contention, but we note that the trial court erred when it failed to sentence
S... More...
   $0 (01-20-2016 - GA)

ADAMS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Appellant Carl Ray Adams was convicted of malice murder in connection
with the shooting death of his roommate, Randall Johnson, and was sentenced
to life imprisonment. Adams now appeals his conviction on the grounds that the
evidence was insufficient and that trial counsel was ineffective. Finding no
error, we affirm. Viewed in a light most favorable to the jury’s verdicts, the ... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Robert C. Brown

Macon, GA - Gun Charges Bring 15-Year Sentence To Ellaville Repeat Offender

Robert C. Brown, aged 45, of Ellaville, Georgia, was sentenced on October 22, 2015 to serve 15 years (180 months) in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Georgia.

Mr. Brown pled guilty to the... More...
   $0 (10-23-2015 - GA)

CASH v. THE STATE

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that Jimmy Wayne Wright was concerned that his wife, Karen, was having an
affair with Jimmy Jackson. On the evening of March 2, 2005, the appellant
drove Wright to a residence, where Wright retrieved a sawed-off shotgun from
a vehicle parked outside the residence. Early the next morning, the appellant
pulled ... More...
   $0 (10-29-2015 - GA)

AMOS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Eddie Matthew Amos was tried by a Cobb County jury, which found him
guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felony murder, both in connection with the
killing of Robin Crankshaw. The trial court merged the voluntary manslaughter
into the felony murder, and it sentenced Amos for the murder. Amos appeals,
contending only that the trial court should have sentenced him instead for
vol... More...
   $0 (10-17-2015 - GA)

MOORE v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Following a jury trial, Alfonso Moore was found guilty of felony murder,
aggravated assault, armed robbery, and various other offenses in connection
with the shooting death of Dominga Trejo and the theft of her truck.1 On appeal
Moore contends that the trial court erred by allowing a State's witness to sit at the prosecution table during the trial, and that the trial court erred by al... More...
   $0 (10-17-2015 - GA)

THE STATE v. COLVARD

On April 27, 2012, a Fulton County grand jury returned a 13-count
indictment against Colvard, charging him with murder and the related crimes of
aggravated assault, theft, concealment of a death, and drug and firearms
possession in connection with the January 24, 2012 fatal shooting of Robert
Davis. On March 7, 2013, Colvard filed a motion to suppress certain physical
evidence ... More...
   $0 (10-13-2015 - GA)

NWAKANMA v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA. FRANCIS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA.

The crimes were committed on August 2, 2007. Along with Milton Blackledge, David Hayes, and Muhammed Abdus-Salaam, Nwakanma and Francis were indicted on December 21, 2007, and each was charged with malice murder, three counts of felony murder, one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault, one count of violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Preventi... More...   $0 (10-04-2015 - GA)

 
 
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