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Jordan Coleman was convicted by jury for the malice murder of Alvin Hall and related crimes. He appealed, arguing among other things, that there was insufficient evidence of venue and that he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel. The victim’s body was found in Newton County, but a witness testified that Coleman shot the victim at a house in Dekalb County. With respect to Coleman’s venue argument, the Georgia Supreme Court concluded the witness’ testimony supported the jury’s determination that venue in Newton County was proper. Finding no other error, the Supreme Court affirmed Coleman’s conviction.