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Dash-cam video won't be released in police shooting

...asking a judge to prevent anyone from releasing the video until it's shown in court. Before filing the motion, defense attorney Jack Swerling said releasing the video would do no public good and would just provide fodder for TV commentators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-03/dash-cam-video-wont-be-released-pol
Jurors convict last 3 defendants of manslaughter in hazing death of Florida A&M drum major

...Champion's death in 2011. Defense attorneys said they will likely appeal...said Craig Brown, Golson's defense attorney. "There are no winners or...from a prosecutor and a team of defense attorneys.Ashton argued that hazing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-24/jurors-convict-last-3-defendants-ma
Longtime SC sheriff sent to prison for year

...Metts agreed late last year to plead guilty to harboring people who were in the country illegally.Prosecutors and defense attorneys said they did not think Metts needed to go to prison. He previously reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-27/longtime-sc-sheriff-se
Georgia police chief who shot, paralyzed ex-wife indicted on misdemeanor charge

...that this is reckless conduct," Ballard said.If convicted, McCollom could face a year in jail. McCollom's defense attorney, Thomas Cook Jr., did not respond to a message seeking comment.McCollom worked in policing for nearly 30 years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-15/georgia-police-chief-w
Guilty pleas entered in child custody dispute

...called the sheriff's office, Syms said.Krcek and Higgins believed they had the right to take the boy home, defense attorney Chad Trentacosta said. Krcek is named as the father on the child's birth certificate and he and Katrina Bensett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/guilty-pleas-entered-c
Judge urges ex-Atlanta educators to accept sentencing deals in test cheating conspiracy trial

...decisions. Whenever a witness or defense attorney questioned the jury's verdict...told him he'd been talking to defense attorneys over the weekend and that he...until Tuesday morning to give defense attorneys time to talk to the district...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/judge-urges-ex-atlanta
2 former Georgia prison inmates accused of Pennsylvania jury duty scam involving $990 in fines

...extradition to Pennsylvania on Monday and couldn't be reached for comment. Online court records didn't list defense attorneys for the men, who are charged with theft, conspiracy, impersonating a public servant and other crimes.Jones and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-20/2-former-georgia-priso
Evidence of prior fatal crime can be used during murder suspect's trial

...Markwalter contended the evidence of the 1995 fatal crash would show a pattern of Tiraboschi's intent to inflict harm.Defense attorney Katrell Nash of the public defender's office countered that the prosecutor wanted the evidence included to attack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-06/evidence-prior-fatal-c
Jonathan Taylor's accuser recants, is arrested

...observed physical injuries" to the woman before making the arrest, Hart said.Kathryn Boortz, an Atlanta criminal defense attorney focused on family violence, said the woman's recantation makes getting a conviction difficult if a decision is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-01/jonathan-taylors-accuser-
Brother-in-law convicted of killing Fort Stewart soldier

...jurors in his closing argument.Swain didn't testify during his trial, the Savannah Morning News reported. His defense attorney, Edward Tol ley, asked jurors to consider Swain's statement to FBI agents after he was arrested in December 2013...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-27/brother-law-convicted-