Justices let stand death sentence for 72-year-old Georgian

...Astor Jones, 72, who was convicted of killing a convenience store clerk in suburban Atlanta in 1979. A divided Georgia Supreme Court and the federal appeals court in Atlanta previously upheld Jones' death sentence.Jones was convicted of killing...

High-profile Ga. lawyer gives up license

...State Bar of Georgia ethics investigation that began in 2011.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday issued an opinion that Tony Axam agreed in 2010 to act as a "paymaster" for a client in which he would...

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 Developments...

Ronnie Lee Berrian's murder conviction affirmed

...after an exchange of words was fairly tried and convicted and will remain in jail for the rest of his life.The Georgia Supreme Court issued an opinion Monday affirming the murder conviction of Ronnie Lee Berrian, 31.A Richmond County Superior...

Richmond County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...sources or from within the Agency. This division also manages Public Information for the Sheriff's Office. The Georgia Supreme Court issued an opinion Monday affirming the 2012 murder conviction of Ronnie Lee Berrian, 31. Don't Miss

Georgia executes woman convicted in husband's death; 1st woman executed in state in 70 years

...attorney for Gissendaner.In the request for reconsideration, Gissendaner's lawyers cited a statement from former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman Fletcher, who argued Gissendaner's death sentence is not proportionate to her role in the...

Tax commissioner prevails in state's highest court

...office employee who claimed she was laid off due to the color of her skin lost her appeal this week before the Georgia Supreme Court.Nancy Mims Cochran's job as director of motor vehicles was one of 10 positions Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick...

Ga. teacher's aide nude e-mail ends up in court

ATLANTA ? A case of a teacher's aide who traded nude emails with a student was spinning heads Tuesday in the Georgia Supreme Court.The former Oconee County teacher's aide, Jeremy Wetzel, has already served his time in prison, and the...

Columbia County teen's murder conviction affirmed

...teen sentenced to life without parole for killing a 14-year-old neighbor was fairly tried and convicted, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled.In an opinion released Monday, the state's highest court determined that the murder conviction and the...

Georgia Supreme Court asked to rule on judges' ethical issue

The Georgia Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether its commission on ethics wrongfully stepped on the toes of judges who preside over misdemeanor...