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A jury found Coleman Crouch guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and concealing the death of another person in connection with the fatal shooting of Ruben Miranda and Shaland McConnell. On appeal, Crouch argued the trial court abused its discretion in excluding evidence of the mental health problems of his co- defendant, Thomas Andrew Kelly, and Kelly’s mental state at the time of the shootings. Crouch also contended his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to develop and adduce such evidence. Finding no reversible error, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed.