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Kevin Jackson appeals his convictions for malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Timbaland Crowder. On appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court, Jackson argued the evidence was insufficient to convict him, the trial court erred in denying his motion for a mistrial after a witness testified about Jackson’s Facebook and other social media posts, and the trial court plainly erred in instructing the jury on the charged crimes. He also argued he received ineffective assistance of counsel in several respects. The Supreme Court affirmed because the evidence was sufficient to support Jackson’s convictions, the trial court did not err in denying Jackson’s mistrial motion, the jury instructions were not plain error, and trial counsel was not constitutionally ineffective.