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Appellant Orsley Walker appealed his convictions for felony murder and a firearm offense in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend, 53-year-old Constance Cox. He contended: (1) the trial court erred in denying his motions for a mistrial after the State introduced evidence of hearsay statements by Cox through the testimony of Cox’s daughters in violation of a trial court order; and (2) he was denied the effective assistance of counsel due to his trial attorneys’ failure to object and move for a mistrial when the State introduced evidence of another hearsay statement by Cox through the testimony of her son-in-law. Appellant also contended the trial court erred in overruling his objections to the State’s line of questioning on redirect examination of the lead detective about the detective’s experiences with suspects in other cases. Finding no reversible error, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed.