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Georgia death row inmate says juror's use of racial slur should lead to new sentencing hearing

...these circumstances generally defer to state courts, unless the ruling under appeal is obviously in error. A federal trial judge and three appellate judges agreed that Fults did not make a strong case for undoing the state court ruling.The Supreme...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-09/georgia-death-row-inmate-says-juror
Supreme Court troubled by Ga. juror case

...jury selection was about a year old when Foster's case went to trial. The 1986 decision set up a system by which trial judges could evaluate claims of discrimination and the race-neutral explanations by prosecutors. Foster's trial lawyers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-02/supreme-court-troubled
Supreme Court to review all-white jury in Georgia murder trial

...case, the court ruled that jurors could not be excused from service because of their race and set up a system by which trial judges could evaluate claims of discrimination and the race-neutral explanations by prosecutors. Foster's conviction came...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-31/justices-review-georgia-das-choice-
Augusta man convicted of aggravated assault

...13 assault on Patrick T. Sapp who was visiting the mother of his infant.At the conclusion of Morris' two-day trial, Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced him to 20 years in prison.Morris had only been out of prison a couple of years and was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-18/augusta-man-convicted-
Appellate court wants clarity before ruling on appeal in Augusta homicide

...case back with instructions to sort it out for a new trial judge.In a 2-1 opinion released Thursday, the appellate...read in court.When to declare a mistrial is in the trial judge's discretion, according to the appellate court opinion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-21/appellate-court-wants-
Georgia high court reverses murder conviction in Dunwoody shooting

...Neuman's attorney, Doug Peters, said Neuman will not ask a judge to reconsider bond.The Supreme Court said the trial judge erred in allowing notes and records of two mental health experts who examined Neuman before trial. Attorney-client...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-15/georgia-high-court-rev
Judge orders local attorney Christopher Nicholson's involuntary commitment to mental hospital

...days in jail.Nicholson was cited for contempt in August 2011 after he walked out on a client in the middle of his trial. Judge David D. Watkins later waived any jail time or fine after Nicholson apologized in court and made a $500 charitable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-30/judge-orders-attorneys
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
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