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Court: DeKalb County, Georgia
Plaintiff's Attorney: DeKalb County Georgia District Attorney's Office
Description: Decatur, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant accused of first-degree murder.
Richard Merritt, age 44, was accused of killing his mother, Shirley Merritt, age 77, in 2019.
Defendant pleaded not guilty and claimed that two men he did not know barged into the home and killed his mother in front of him.
Defendant took the stand an testified in his own defense.
Outcome: Defendant was found guilty.