Former Augusta juvenile inmate acquitted of assaulting guard

...of obstruction of an officer and sexual battery.Breedlove was accused of accosting a female guard on Feb. 7. Defense attorney Alicia Lecroy of the public defender's officer told the jury in her opening statement that there was an altercation...

Wife in Georgia hot car death case has retained a criminal defense attorney

...The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris.Her husband, Justin Ross...

Defense attorney grills former peanut plant manager in trial linked to salmonella outbreak

ALBANY, Ga. - Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame in the government's case Tuesday.

Injustice, imbalance reign

...retired U.S. Army officer. For 27 years in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, I served as a prosecutor, a defense attorney and an operational law attorney, among other roles. During that time I taught countless courses on the law of war...

Murder trial begins for second suspect in 2013 Augusta homicide

...last year.Killeon Cooper, 20, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court, and according to his defense attorney, Sadeer Sabbak of the public defender's office, no physical evidence links Cooper to the Aug. 27, 2013, slaying...

Jury acquits man in 2013 Augusta homicide

...that night when, according to witnesses, three men arrived and began chasing and shooting at Davis.Cooper's defense attorney, Sadeer Sabbak of the public defender's office, told the jury in his opening statement Monday that no witness...

Augusta teen pleads guilty to four counts of robbery

...reduction in the number and severity of the charges was appropriate for Taylor's limited role in the holdups.Defense attorney Victor Hawk presented evidence that since Taylor's arrest, he has gone from flunking out of school to earning...

Teen murder suspect's bond set at $2 million by North Carolina judge

...defendant appeared in Haywood County (N.C.) Superior Court for a bond hearing before Judge Bradley Letts, said her defense attorney Bridgitt Aguirre.Aguirre argued Howell's age at the time of her arrest prevents the state from seeking the death...

Child abuse charge in toddler's death could be upgraded to homicide

...similar event in 2013. Smith rushed him to the hospital, where he was released without treatment, Garrison told defense attorney Hank Crane.On July 30, Smith, a licensed practical nurse, tested the child's oxygen level and called 911 when...

Augusta man sentenced to life without parole for killing innocent bystander

...man with 9 mm bullet casings that night.That no 9 mm shell casings were found at the crime scene supports the defense, attorney Rick Goolsby argued to the jury in his closing statement. If Murphy had fired with his arm outside the passenger...