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In case number S17A0931, Demetrius Daniels appealed his convictions and sentences for felony murder, violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, in connection with the death of Alvin Hunt; in companion case number S17A0932,Tobias Thomas appealed his convictions and sentences for the felony murder of Bernardino Perez, violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, in connection with multiple criminal incidents. The evidence showed that Daniels and Thomas were members of a local street gang known as the “Forrest Hill Boyz,” and were tried together, with four other defendants, for their roles in various crimes that took place in and around Moultrie. Both alleged procedural errors and claimed ineffective assistance of trial counsel; Thomas also challenged the sufficiency of the evidence presented against him. After reviewing both cases, the Georgia Supreme Court found no reversible error and affirmed both defendants’ convictions.