Walker-Madden v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
In the first time the Georgia Supreme Court considered this case, it affirmed in part appellant’s convictions for murder and aggravated assault. The Court vacated in part for the trial court to correct a sentencing error with respect to the merging of appellant’s counts for first-degree cruelty to children and aggravated battery with malice murder. On remand, the trial court sentenced appellant for twenty years for the cruelty to children conviction, and life for the aggravated sexual battery conviction, each to run concurrently with a life without parole sentence previously imposed for the murder conviction. Appellant appealed the new sentence, arguing the evidence was insufficient to sustain the convictions on these counts. The Supreme Court concluded this appeal raised no issues related to the sentencing order, and raised only an issue previously decided. As such, the Court dismissed this appeal.