Scudder v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Edward Scudder was tried by jury, and found guilty of two murders and several other crimes, all in connection with the fatal shootings of brothers Crishon and Jesse Woodard. Scudder appealed, arguing that the trial court erred when the judge met privately with a witness, when the court admitted certain testimony, and when it charged the jury. After review of the record, the Georgia Supreme Court found no merit in these contentions, but did note that the trial court erred when it failed to sentence Scudder for two crimes for which the jury found him guilty. Accordingly, the Court affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded for the trial court to sentence Scudder on two counts of the unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.