Shockley v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Appellant Jacques Shockley was convicted of malice murder and other charges arising out of the 2005 shooting death of Shah Walton. Appellant was sentenced to life in prison for his conviction on the malice murder charge brought against him, and he appealed. Although no direct evidence was presented linking appellant with the victim's shooting death, the Supreme Court concluded that the circumstantial evidence, when viewed in the light most favorable to the jury verdict, was sufficient to support a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Appellant raised other issues with the conduct of trial, and with the effectiveness of his trial counsel. Finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed.