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Death penalty trial expected to begin next month

...any significant discovery, District Attorney Ashley Wright complained to a judge Thursday.It's not fair, Judge J. David Roper agreed, but the rule in death penalty cases is that discovery doesn't have to be provided until 10 days before trial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-04/death-penalty-trial-ex
Augusta taxpayers dodge financial bullet thanks to judge's ruling

...the $33,917 it spent preparing a bid to oversee the city employees' self-insured health insurance fund, Judge J. David Roper ruled in a July 8 order.In late 2013 Meritain filed a Richmond County Superior Court lawsuit against the city after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-29/augusta-taxpayers-dodg
Man pleads guilty to pimping charges

...second woman ? who told officers that Tyler took all of their money and kept them captive ? cannot be found.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Tyler to two years unsupervised probation on condition he leaves the Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-22/man-pleads-guilty-pimp
Gunfire met with jail terms

...aggravated assault and weapon charges for a Feb. 7, 2013, ruckus at Anthony's Auto Clinic on Olive Road. Judge J. David Roper, who said Monday there was no evidence that Holt fired at anyone at the shop, imposed an additional four-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-19/gunfire-met-jail-terms
Bonman sentenced to life plus five years in shooting, beating death of unarmed man

...Bonman rejected a plea offer in favor of taking his chances with a jury. After the verdict was announced, Judge J. David Roper sentenced Bonman to life in prison plus five years.Bonman told sheriff investigators that he was one of the men...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-25/man-sentenced-life-aug
Columbia County sample ballot

...Wade Padgett)J. Wade Padgett * For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit(To Succeed J. David Roper)J. David Roper * Columbia County Board Of Education, District 2Kristi Baker * Columbia County Board Of Education, District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-17/columbia-count
Richmond County sample ballot

...Wade Padgett)J. Wade Padgett * For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit(To Succeed J. David Roper)J. David Roper * For Chief Judge Of State Court Of Richmond County(To Succeed Richard A. Slaby)Richard A. Slaby *For...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-17/richmond-count
Former guard at juvenile detention centers pleads guilty to drug charge

...led to the firing and resignation of directors and many staff members, the prosecutor recommended probation.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea agreement because of Tice's cooperation with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe.Roper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-05/former-guard-juvenile-
Augusta teen pleads to sex crime against child

...charge of aggravated child molestation, punishable by 25 years in prison to life, for the April 29 incident.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea to a reduced charge and sentenced Mims to the maximum possible: five years in prison, under the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-17/augusta-teen-pleads-se
Minister sentenced to prison term for child molestation

...their concerns Underwood wouldn't be able to survive a prison term.Defense attorney Clayton Jolly asked Judge J. David Roper to consider all the good Underwood had done in his life and his serious health problems.Underwood coached a girls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-13/minister-sentenced-pri