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Michael Davis was convicted by jury of felony murder and other crimes arising out of a home invasion and the shooting death of Nicolas Jackson II. On appeal, Davis argued the trial court erred in striking a prospective juror over his objection. Specifically, he contended the trial court improperly questioned the juror regarding a topic not covered in OCGA 15-12-164 (a). He also contended the trial court improperly excused the juror for cause based on the State’s argument that she could not be fair and impartial. The Georgia Supreme Court found the juror in question was excused on hardship grounds, not impartiality. Therefore, no error in her excusal was found, and the Supreme Court affirmed Davis’ convictions.