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Justices hear arguments in private probation cases

...should focus on people who are too poor to pay the fines and fees imposed.Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson, a former trial judge, said a judge is supposed to conduct a hearing to ensure a person is able to pay fines and fees imposed."Does that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-22/justices-hear-argument
Jury won't consider 9 deaths linked to salmonella in Georgia trial of peanut plant owner

...whether death evidence would be admissible, or whether convictions in the case would be vulnerable to appeals if the trial judge allowed the jury to hear that people died. Prosecutors backed off before Judge W. Louis Sands ruled he would allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-18/jury-wont-consider-9-deaths-l
Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt says bruised knee is fine

...in prison.Kristopher Pratt apologized to the family of the 20-year-old Chicago native before Washtenaw County trial Judge Donald Shelton issued the sentence Tuesday.Pratt pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a deal that called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-08-12/clemson-quarterback-cole-
Across Georgia

...salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday.U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called for jury duty that prosecutors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-georgia
Roger Bettis' 2010 rape conviction for brutal attack at MCG in Augusta, reversed on appeal

...sentence because, it said, the trial judge didn't follow the proper procedure...Bettis could represent himself at trial.Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presided over...constitutional right to an attorney. The trial judge is required to "apprise the defendant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-15/roger-bettis-2010-rape
Appeals court: Judge has no place in school grades

...the state Court of Appeals, a trial judge should have dismissed a student's...recalculate his grades at all. A trial judge agreed and ordered the district...equal footing academically."The trial judge should have dismissed the case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-30/appeals-court-judge-has-no-pl
Man pleads guilty to killing friend

...took responsibility in Richmond County Su perior Court, saying he wanted to spare Wickert's family the pain of a trial.Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. accepted the negotiated plea and sentenced Leon-Guerrero to life in prison. He will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-08/man-pleads-guilty-kill
New Jersey's appeal to make sports betting legal is rebuffed

...integrity of their games. President Obama's administration also joined in the legal fight, opposing New Jersey.A trial judge ruled against the state and his ruling was upheld by a divided panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-23/new-jerseys-appeal-m
Georgia high court asked to uphold tactic to capture sex predators

...the first session of the new year.Cosmo is getting a new trial because the Court of Appeals ordered it because the trial judge didn't instruct the jury on entrapment which wasn't an issue before the Supreme Court.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-07/georgia-high-court-ask
Georgia man gets life sentence in beating deaths of 8

...deliberations. But prosecutors last Friday dropped the death penalty in a deal with Heinze's lawyers to allow the trial judge to dismiss one juror and replace him with an alternate. A guilty verdict was returned four hours later. Afterward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-31/georgia-man-gets-life-sentenc