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Legal community weighs in on grand jury process

...person, probably because the accused bragged all over town he was going to walk, Allen said.Veteran trial lawyer Peter Johnson, also a former prosecutor two decades ago, said the sway prosecutors have over grand juries doesn't apply as much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-13/legal-community-weighs
Man accused in 2011 nightclub murder of bystander pleads guilty to reduced charges

...night, there is no evidence that Wright knew Murphy was going to shoot at the club, Syms said.Defense attorney Peter Johnson asked the judge to take into account the three years Wright has been incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-02/man-accused-2011-night
Brother of Augusta man involved in steroid investigation denied bond

...Georgia Bureau of Investigations of possible steroid use by Richmond County sheriff's deputies.Defense attorney Peter Johnson said that there was no question Ryan Paquette's language was crude and offensive but that he made empty threats in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-04/brother-augusta-man-in
Death penalty trial expected to begin next month

...mitigation and she needs to know what and who to expect, Wright said.Attorney Jacque Hawk, who along with lawyer Peter Johnson was brought into the case because of repeated delays sought by the state's Capital Defender Office, said the defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-04/death-penalty-trial-ex
Rapist to spend rest of life in prison

...only way to protect the community is to lock Baker up for the rest of his life, Markwalter said.Defense attorney Peter Johnson said Baker wanted to stand trial because he had been indicted under the wrong name. In addition, he said, there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-06/rapist-spend-rest-life
Victims of March 20 attack testify in rape trial

...Baker's DNA sample and the crime lab matched it to DNA found during the rape kit exam on the victim.Defense attorney Peter Johnson told the jury in his opening statement that the DNA belongs to a different man, not his client. No other evidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-27/victims-testify-rape-t
Inmates get Obamacare

...the 7.1 million who have applied for coverage since Obamacare went into effect Oct. 1, but Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. referred to one study showing that one-third of new Medicaid enrollees will be inmates, parolees or people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-15/inmates-get-obamacare
Augusta man convicted of rape, other charges Thursday

...a similar coat. A DNA comparison to the rape kit proved Baker was the rapist, Markwalter said.Defense attorney Peter Johnson attacked the validity of the DNA in the case, arguing that it wasn't proof that they heard but a laboratory scientist's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-30/augusta-man-convicted-
Peter Johnson Jr.

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Peter F. Johnson, Jr., 86, entered into rest on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Larry Fryer officiating. Family and friends are asked

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000170223492
Convicted murderer Reinaldo Rivera files appeal in U.S. District Court in Augusta

...lived. It hadn't been entered as evidence and wasn't shared with the defense attorneys."(Defense attorney Peter Johnson) brought me a copy of the tape," said Jacque Hawk, who was Johnson's co-counsel for Rivera. "After listening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-13/convicted-murderer-rei