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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
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
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
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-
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
Man's conviction of murder is reversed

...reversed by the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday because the trial judge let the jury hear improper evidence. Monday's decision...state Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously that the trial judge erred when he allowed the prosecutor to bring out Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/25/met_145010.shtml
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Hackett trial witnesses may be monitored

...wrongful-death lawsuit involving the beating death of 9-month-old Jessica Hackett could find themselves monitored by the trial judge to see if they lied under oath. Circuit Judge Costa Pleicones ordered on Monday that certain case file documents and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/03/met_209338.shtml
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Killer seeking retrial

...should be retried, because, among other reasons, the trial judge failed to instruct the jury properly. The former Lakeside...rare-fact scenario here." While instructing the jury, the trial judge -- Marc Westbrook of South Carolina's General Sessions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/05/met_221900.shtml
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Error doesn't merit retrial for teen

...Supreme Court ruled Monday to uphold the July felony murder conviction of the Evans teen, even though justices said the trial judge committed an error in charging the jury. In a decision written by Justice Carol W. Hunstein, the high court found...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/09/met_230486.shtml
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