Georgia v. MobleyAnnotate this Case
Ricci Mobley was tried by jury and convicted of murder and several other crimes, all in connection with the killing of Bryan Tinch. On a motion for new trial, however, the trial court set aside those convictions, reasoning that Mobley was denied the effective assistance of counsel at trial when his lawyers asked successfully for a jury charge on mutual combat, a charge that impaired his defense of justification. The State appealed. After review, the Supreme Court concluded that Mobley was not entitled to a new trial on that ground. The Supreme Court reversed the order granting a new trial, and reinstated Mobley's conviction.