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Joseph Williams appeals his convictions for malice murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, all stemming from an argument in a convenience store parking lot. Antonio Felton was shot and killed the night of March 30, 2012. Williams argued the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction for malice murder and that the trial court erred by issuing a sentence on the firearm possession count that was to run consecutively to the sentences on both of the other counts on which Williams was convicted. The Georgia Supreme Court concluded the evidence was sufficient to support Williams’s convictions. But because the record showed the trial court underestimated the breadth of its sentencing discretion, the Supreme Court vacated Williams’s sentence on the firearm possession count and remanded for resentencing.