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In November 2014, a grand jury returned an indictment against appellant Norman Smart. He would ultimately be convicted of malice murder and related offenses in connection with the beating death of his wife, Lauren Smart, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. On appeal, appellant contended, inter alia, that there was insufficient evidence to sustain his convictions and that the trial court erroneously admitted both character evidence and hearsay testimony. Finding no reversible error, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed appellant's conviction.