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BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC v. Cobb County et al.  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S17G2011

Justia Opinion Summary: Cobb and Gwinnett Counties, Georgia, sued telephone companies for their failure to collect and remit to the Counties a charge imposed on subscribers to offset the cost of 911 services. The telephone companies raised vari...

Ivey v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1030

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Tito Ivey appealed his convictions for felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the 2015 shooting of Franklin Jones. On appeal, Ivey challenged the sufficie...

Riley v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1048

Justia Opinion Summary: Jimmy Riley was convicted for the 1986 murder of Pauline McCoy, in addition for burglary and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony. He appealed the trial court's denial of his motion for a new trial, ar...

Grant v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1060

Justia Opinion Summary: Varocus Grant appealed his convictions for malice murder and firearm possession during the commission of a felony in relation to the 2011 shooting death of Travis Shivers. Grant argued he was denied a fair trial because...

Elliott v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1204

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrea Elliott was prosecuted for DUI. When Elliott was arrested, she refused to submit to a breath test. Georgia statutes allowed the State to use her refusal against her in her criminal trial, and the State has sought...

Wyno v. Lowndes County  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1231

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Wyno challenged the constitutionality of former OCGA 4-8-30, a portion of the Responsible Dog Ownership Law which purported to exempt local governments and their employees from liability arising from their enforcem...

Winters v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1234

Justia Opinion Summary: Willie Winters III appealed his conviction for felony murder in connection with the 1987 shooting death of Stephen Jones. Winters argued: (1) the evidence was insufficient to convict him of felony murder and the trial co...

Beasley v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1252

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Terrance Beasley was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the 1998 shooting death of Rodriquez Hamm. B...

Georgia v. Johnson  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1275

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee John Johnson was tried by jury and found guilty for the shooting death of Brandon Scott. However, the trial court granted Johnson's motion for a new trial. At issue in this appeal is whether the trial court shou...

Benton v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1299

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Marquavis Benton was convicted of murder and related offenses arising out of the 2014 shooting death of Brian Whitfield. On appeal, Benton argued the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions for mal...

Goodson v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1428

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2015, appellant Douglas Goodson was convicted of felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony related to the 2012 shooting death of his cousin Rodney Worley. Goodson appealed, asse...

Moore v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1429

Justia Opinion Summary: Raemon Moore was convicted of malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the 2012 shooting death of Asiel Parker. On appeal, he contended his convictions should be reve...

Roberts v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1440

Justia Opinion Summary: Dameino Roberts was convicted of felony murder during the commission of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the shooting death of Jha...

Battle v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1445

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Shuntae Battle was convicted of malice murder, aggravated assault, and first-degree cruelty to children in connection with the death of her three-year-old daughter, Jazmine Jenkins. Appellant argued on appeal o...

Miller v. Georgia  
Date: February 18, 2019
Docket Number: S18A1519

Justia Opinion Summary: Frank Miller appealed his convictions for malice murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of false imprisonment in connection with the shooting death of his daughter, Colleen Miller Grant, and an attack o...

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