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Senior Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. dies

...Mulherin wouldn't budge once his mind was made up, nor would he lose sleep worrying about past decisions. Former Judge Neal Dickert said Mulherin taught him to devise a decision-making process and stick with it."He didn't second-guess himself...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-09-17/senior-judge-bernard-j
Attorneys argue death sentence legality

An Augusta man accused of committing a double homicide nearly two years ago could stand trial in January. Judge Neal Dickert said Friday he would like to hold Willie Allen's death penalty trial in Richmond County Superior Court in the last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/20/met_3947.shtml
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No verdict in murder trial

A jury deadlocked, unable to reach a unanimous verdict, at the end of a five-day murder trial Friday. Judge Neal Dickert then declared a mistrial in Said Mutazz's Richmond County Superior Court trial. Assistant District Attorneys Jeff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/09/met_107776.shtml
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Rants and raves

...my faith in man's goodness, which sometimes needs a boost. Thank you so much. A MOST SINCERE thank you to Judge Neal Dickert. He, along with Officer Ken Posey, graciously escorted a group of Girl Scouts on a tour of the beautiful new Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-10-26/rants-and-raves
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Attack suspect unfit for trial

...officer in June was deemed not competent to stand trial in a Columbia County courtroom Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Neal Dickert made the ruling after testimony from Dr. Deborah Gunnin, an outpatient forensic psychologist at East Georgia Regional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/05/met_39668.shtml
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Man pleads guilty in rape plot

...after he plead guilty to charges of trying to pay a man to harm a neighbor and a local attorney. Superior Court Judge Neal Dickert sentenced Daniel Lee Savage Sr., 46, of the 6200 block of Keg Creek Drive, to 10 years in prison followed by 10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/25/met_4443.shtml
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Double-murder trial to go to jurors today

...death Dec. 11, 2003. But it was in self-defense, they contend. Mr. Allen opted not to testify Tuesday. Judge Neal Dickert will instruct the jury that the law forbids anyone from holding that against Mr. Allen. This morning, defense attorneys...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/01/met_50990.shtml
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Murder trial set to begin today

...convicted of murder in the Dec. 11, 2003, shooting deaths of two people. The jury is not being sequestered, but Judge Neal Dickert admonished them not to discuss the case or listen to any media reports about the trial. Mr. Allen, 30, has pleaded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/27/met_49866.shtml
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Rest of sentence imposed

...Superior Court courtroom where Mr. Allen was convicted of murder, kidnapping, burglary and weapon violations, Judge Neal Dickert imposed two consecutive sentences of life in prison without parole plus 30 years. Mr. Allen was convicted of breaking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/10/met_54632.shtml
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Judge reduces man's bond

...not indicted. He is accused of killing 18-year-old Rodnick Patterson at an Oct. 17, 2005, dance party. Judge Neal Dickert set a $200,000 bond for Mr. Hanna in April, but Mr. Hanna's family was unable to post it. Because he hasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/07/met_107431.shtml
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