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Esco Hill was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes relating to the stabbing death of Alford Morris in 2014. On appeal, Hill argued the trial court committed reversible error by requiring him to be visibly shackled for the duration of his six-day trial. After review of the trial court record, the Georgia Supreme Court concurred this was reversible error, consequently, reversed judgment of conviction. Because the Court concluded the evidence at trial was sufficient to sustain Hill's conviction, the State could re-try him. The Court did not address Hill's remaining enumerations of error, "as they are not likely to recur in the event of a retrial."