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Judge: William McClain
Court: Superior Court, Douglas County, Georgia
Plaintiff's Attorney: David Emadi and Norman Barnett
Defendant's Attorney: Jimmy Berry for Torres
Michael Ivan for Norton
Description: Douglasville, GA - Couple Sentenced To Long Prison Terms for Racist Acts and Threatening African-Americans
The State of Georgia charged Jose I. Torres, age 26, and Kayla Rae Norton, age 25, for making terroristic threats, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violating Georgia's street gang law by driving around Douglasville, Georgia displaying a Confederate battle flag and threatening African-Americans, including partygoers at a birthday party in July 2015. The State claimed by Torres pointed a shotgun at them.
The State claimed that it had a strong case and had lots of witnesses.
The Defendants did not deny that they pointed guns at the partygoer.
Case No: 16-cr-00145
Outcome: Jose Torres was found guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison with seven years to be served on supervised release and Kayle Norton was also found guilty and was sentenced to 15 years with six to be served in prison and nine years of probation.
Plaintiff's Experts: No experts
Defendant's Experts: No experts