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Appellant Robert Veal challenged his convictions for numerous crimes, including murder and rape, committed in the course of two armed robberies in 2010. He argued on appeal of those convictions to the Supreme Court: (1) the evidence at trial as to one set of crimes was insufficient to corroborate the testimony of his accomplice; (2) the two counts charging him with criminal street gang activity should have merged for sentencing; (3) the trial court erred in sentencing him to life without parole for malice murder because he was seventeen-and-a-half at the time the crime was committed. After review, the Georgia Court vacated appellant's sentence and remanded for resentencing. The Court affirmed on all other respects.