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Appellant Quinton Jones was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony in connection with the 2011 shooting death of Lamaurice Westbrook. Appellant appealed: (1) challenging the sufficiency of the evidence presented against him; (2) asserting that the State failed to prove venue; (3) arguing the trial court erred in admitting similar transaction evidence; and (4) arguing his trial counsel was ineffective. Finding no error, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed appellant’s conviction for malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Due to a sentencing error, the Court vacated a portion of the sentencing order and remanded this case back to the trial court for resentencing.