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Ramel Brown was convicted by jury for murder and related crimes. Brown was found guilty for gang activity too. The trial court granted Brown’s motion for new trial solely on that count, finding that evidence used to prove that crime at trial was not properly authenticated. The trial court, however, denied Brown’s motion for new trial as to the remaining convictions. Brown argued on appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court that the introduction of improperly authenticated evidence at trial required a reversal of all his convictions. After review of the trial court record, the Supreme Court disagreed with Brown’s proffered reason and affirmed the trial court’s judgment.