Keener v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
In September 2014, a grand jury indicted David Keener as following three separate physical altercations with three different victims: count one, felony murder predicated on aggravated battery (Randall Huling); count two, felony murder predicated on aggravated assault (Huling); count three, aggravated battery (Huling); count four, aggravated assault (Huling); count five, aggravated battery (Ricky Blocker); count six, aggravated assault (Blocker); counts seven and eight, aggravated battery (Steven Yearwood); and count nine, aggravated assault (Yearwood). Appellant was ultimately convicted of felony murder and two counts of aggravated battery. On appeal, he contended that trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective and that the trial court failed to apply the correct legal standard when considering his motion for new trial. Finding no error, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed.