Thornton v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Appellant Roderick Thornton was convicted of malice murder and a firearm offense in connection with the 2014 shooting death of Jonathan Brady. On appeal, Thornton contended the trial court erred by improperly instructing the jury on aggravated assault and by failing to instruct on a witness’s motives in testifying and on accomplice corroboration. He also contended his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by not objecting to the trial court’s failure to give those charges and by eliciting certain testimony during his cross-examination of the lead detective on the case. Finding no merit to any of these claims, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed.