McLeod v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Appellant Jennifer Renay McLeod was convicted for the 2009 murders of Harold Reese, Jr., and Jerry Lee Lawrence, along with related crimes. Appellant effectively served as “bait” to entice a person she believed to be a drug dealer who carried money on him to come to her home on the pretext of having a sexual encounter. In fact, she was setting him up to be robbed by her two coconspirators, her live-in boyfriend Amin Dennis, and Amin's brother, Corey Dennis. A grand jury returned an indictment charging appellant with two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder (aggravated assault), two counts of kidnapping with bodily injury, two counts of aggravated assault, and arson in the first degree. Since the evidence at trial did not prove any of the methods in which the crime of arson in the first degree of a vehicle may be committed, the Supreme Court concluded, after review, that the evidence was insufficient to sustain that conviction, and the sentence for that charge was vacated. The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court in all other respects.