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Charmane Goins was convicted of malice murder in connection with the strangling death of Lauren Taylor. On appeal, Goins contended, among other things: (1) the evidence presented at his trial was insufficient to support his conviction; and (2) his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated. The Georgia Supreme Court found the evidence was sufficient, but the trial court did not make the findings and conclusions regarding Goins’ speedy trial claim required for appellate review. The Supreme Court therefore vacated in part the trial court’s order denying Goins’ motion for new trial and remanded the case for the trial court to properly address the speedy trial claim.