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Georgia Assault and Battery Law
 

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)

State of Georgia v. Jamie Hood

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia charged Jamie Hood with first-degree murder for killing Athens-Clark County police officer Elmer "Buddy" Charistian in March 2011, killing public employee Omar Wray three months earlier and numerous other felonies.

Court docket entries:

Charge # Violation code Offense Offense Date Disposed On Disposition Method Disposition Stage Arrest Date Fel... More...
   $0 (07-21-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Joel Perrin Robinson

Columbia, SC - Joel Perrin Robinson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a DEA special agent serving a search warrant at Robinson's house. Agents had obtained the warrant to search his home for chemicals used to manufacture PCP.

“This defendant shot an agent even though the agent was wearing a vest that clearly displayed the word “POLICE” in large, bold letters,” said... More...
   $0 (07-07-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Jacques Donte Taylor

Waycross, GA – Jacques Donte Taylor, 24, of Waycross, Georgia, was sentenced today to 286 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood following his plea of guilty to a charge of coercion and enticement of a child under the age of 18 to engage in illegal sexual activity. The prison term will be followed by a 15 year term of supervised release. Taylor will also be... More...   $0 (06-22-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Nolberto Martinez

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Nolberto Martinez, also known as “Negro”, aged 31, of Bronwood, Georgia, was sentenced on January 22, 2015, to serve 30 years (360 months) in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine and distribution of cocaine. The sentence was handed down by the Honora... More...   $0 (01-22-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Kendrick Watkins and Charles Jackson

ATLANTA – Kendrick Watkins and Charles Jackson have been sentenced to 18 years, 4 months, and 19 years in federal prison for their respective roles in the robbery and near-fatal shooting of a postal truck driver on December 20, 2013, during a routine pick-up at the Conley, Ga. post office.

“These defendants shot the victim, tied up his legs and threw away his cell phone so that he cou... More...
   $0 (01-07-2015 - GA)

Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Fayette County Board of Commissioners

At the time this suit commenced, no African-American candidate had ever been elected to either the Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) or the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) in Fayette County, Georgia. The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP, and ten individual African-American registered voters residing in Fayette County (collectively, App... More...   $0 (01-07-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Todd Alexander Pell

ATLANTA, GA – Todd Alexander Pell has been sentenced to 29 years in federal prison for producing pornographic images of young boys.

“The repeated acts of sexual abuse committed by Pell are appalling” said United States Attorney Yates. “We applaud the victim who had the courage to come forward and expose this abuse; he likely saved other young boys from the same fate.”

... More...
   $0 (09-08-2014 - GA)

United States of America v. Jerome Bushay

Jerome Bushay has been sentenced to prison for trafficking more than 185,000 pills of ecstasy (MDMA), methamphetamine, BZP (which is a drug similar to ecstasy), and ketamine.

“Bushay headed an organization that distributed a staggering amount of drugs in this district,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Through his conduct, Bushay earned every day of his prison sent... More...
   $0 (02-10-2014 - GA)

 
 
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