Cotton v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Dustin Cotton was tried by jury and convicted of murder and other crimes in connection with the fatal stabbing of Tyriss Turner. Cotton appealed, arguing that the verdict was against the weight of the evidence. Cotton also asserted that the trial court erred when it denied his motion for pretrial immunity, when it admitted evidence of incriminating messages that he sent through Facebook, and when it refused his request to charge the jury on defense of others. Finding no error, the Supreme Court affirmed.