Reinaldo Rivera | The Augusta Chronicle

...a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. An order by the Georgia Supreme Court to conduct a mental evaluation of serial killer Reinaldo Rivera is under review. Don't Miss Databases...

Private probation legislation returns

...Geor gia over the companies resulted from 13 civil rights lawsuits filed in Richmond and Columbia counties. The Georgia Supreme Court upheld a 2013 ruling by Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig that said probation sentences can't be indefinitely...

Florida demands extradition of Augusta woman

...prosecuting probation violation warrants is a violation of due process.They can also point to a recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court in the civil rights lawsuits filed against private probation company Sentinel Offender Services.The state's...

Attorneys seeking fourth trial for man convicted of killing estranged wife, stepdaughter

...sentenced to death.That conviction was reversed and Palmer's death sentence set aside eight years later when the Georgia Supreme Court ruled the defense was never given evidence that could prove favorable to Palmer ? that a key witness, whose testimony...

Man seeks access to his GBI file

...Evans has appealed and the case is before the Georgia Supreme Court."It just seems fair you should be able to do...the allegation surfaced.In arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court last month, the state attorney representing the...

Hearing set for June for Columbia County hospital appeal

...push a decision to the following April or May, Burr said.Depending on further appeals, even potentially to the Georgia Supreme Court, a final resolution might not come until 2017."It's possible," Burr said. "I hope not but it's possible...

Law license for Augusta lawyer reinstated

The Georgia Supreme Court has lifted the suspension of the law license of Augusta attorney Christopher Nicholson.The suspension was temporarily ordered...

Georgia man convicted in killing outside preschool argues his conviction should be reversed

...later found to be lying, and his conviction should be thrown out, the man's lawyer argues in an appeal.The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in the appeal by Hemy Neuman. A jury in March 2012 found Neuman guilty but mentally...

Georgia executes man convicted of 1998 killing of sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop

...threw out his sentence on grounds that his trial lawyer failed to present complete mental health defenses. But the Georgia Supreme Court later tossed out that ruling and reinstated the death sentence.

Columbia County sentence in fatal accident changed

The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed Denise Yvonne Williams' murder conviction in connection to a 2006 wreck, but it amended her sentence.Williams...