Supreme Court of Georgia Decisions 2022

Lee v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0720

Justia Opinion Summary: Harvey Lee was convicted by jury of malice murder in connection with the 2017 shooting death of George Young. On appeal, Lee claimed his trial counsel rendered constitutionally ineffective assistance by failing to object…

Park v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0735

Justia Opinion Summary: Dongsoo Park was convicted of malice murder in connection with the stabbing death of Kwang Ko (“Ko”) in a parking lot after a confrontation between two groups of people. On appeal, he contended: (1) the trial court erred…

Watts v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0754

Justia Opinion Summary: Ronregus Watts challenged his 2008 convictions for felony murder and other crimes in connection with the 2006 shooting death of Thomas Vinson. Watts contended: (1) the evidence presented at trial was legally insufficient…

Jackson v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0764

Justia Opinion Summary: Curtis Jackson was convicted by jury of malice murder in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Vernard Mays. On appeal, Jackson argued the trial court erred: (1) in failing to instruct the jury that it must find…

Barber v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0770

Justia Opinion Summary: Rashad Barber appealed his convictions for malice murder and other crimes arising out of the 2014 shooting death of Darius Bottoms. On appeal, Barber contended: (1) the evidence was insufficient to sustain his conviction…

Pritchett v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0809

Justia Opinion Summary: Douglas Pritchett appealed his conviction for malice murder in connection with the 2017 death of Richard Danley. On appeal, Pritchett argued the trial court erred in denying his amended motion for new trial because: (1)…

Lowe v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0812

Justia Opinion Summary: Walter Lowe was convicted by jury of felony murder and other offenses in connection with the July 2017 shooting death of his wife, Erica Powell. The jury also found Lowe guilty of family violence aggravated assault and…

Beamon v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22A1037

Justia Opinion Summary: Vernon Beamon was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting deaths of Sylvia Watson and Samuel White. Beamon appealed, arguing that the evidence presented at trial was…

Brookins v. Georgia  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22P0556

Justia Opinion Summary: Brian Brookins was convicted by jury of the murders of Sandra Suzanne Brookins and Samantha Rae Giles and of related crimes. The jury declined in its guilt/innocence phase verdict to find Brookins “mentally retarded” or…

IN THE MATTER OF KAREN LYNN PASS
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Numbers: S22Y1156, S22Y1176
IN THE MATTER OF FRANKLIN DAVID MCCREA
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Numbers: S22Y1157, S22Y1158
IN THE MATTER OF TRENT LEE COGGINS
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y1159
IN THE MATTER OF EDWARD HINE, JR.
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: S23Y0100
Camp v. Williams, et al.  
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: S23A0073

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was a dispute over who could run for Chief Magistrate Judge of Douglas County, Georgia in the November 2022 election. After the incumbent successfully challenged the qualifications of the only person who…

Stanley v. Patterson et al.  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0405

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to decide whether the Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court’s grant of a directed verdict in favor of Appellees, a court administrator and two…

Buckner-Webb et al. v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S21G1281

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to determine whether a trial court’s order denying a motion to withdraw as counsel based on alleged conflicts of interest was immediately appealable under the…

Georgia v. Brown  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0463

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Terrell Brown and co-defendants Milton Rufus Hall and Andrew Dontavius Glass were indicted by grand jury with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, aggravated battery, and possession…

Warren v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0466

Justia Opinion Summary: Brandon Warren was convicted by jury of malice murder and other offenses in connection with killing Samuel Poss and hiding his body. On appeal, Warren contended that his trial counsel gave ineffective assistance for…

Jones v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0548

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Carl Jones was convicted of felony murder and other crimes in connection with the 2015 shooting death of John Jones. On appeal, Appellant contended the trial court: (1) erred in denying his motion to suppress…

Downer v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0632

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, William Downer was found guilty of felony murder, armed robbery, and other crimes in connection with the death of Michael Hill following a bench trial. On appeal, Downer argued: (1) the evidence was insufficient…

Torres v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0659

Justia Opinion Summary: Luis Torres was found guilty of the felony murder of Dennis Bryant and other offenses at a bench trial. Torres appealed, arguing that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient as a matter of Georgia law to sustain…

Georgia v. Burton  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0684

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a trial court’s suppression of custodial statements 16-year-old Jeffrey Burton made during a video-taped interview with law enforcement officers who had arrested Burton for the murder of George Akins,…

Lewis v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0757

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Didrekeus Lewis was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes for the shooting death of Marvin Printup. Lewis argued on appeal: (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions; (2) the…

Williams v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0794

Justia Opinion Summary: Erik Albert Williams, Jr. was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Deangelo Hudgins and the shooting of Albert Gilbert. On appeal, Williams argued: (1) the evidence…

Thomas v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0798

Justia Opinion Summary: Derrico Thomas was convicted by jury of malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, stemming from the shooting death of Orlando Young. Thomas argued: (1) the trial court erred in…

Jones v. Georgia  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22A1196

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Jones, III appealed his convictions for felony murder in connection with the shooting deaths of Quatez Strong and Jalen Walker. In his sole enumeration of error, Jones argued that, because “unrebutted” testimony…

IN THE MATTER OF JOSEPH ARRINGTON II
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y1106
IN THE MATTER OF DAVID GODLEY RIGDON
Date: September 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21Y0002
Coe, et al. v. Proskauer Rose, LLP  
Date: September 7, 2022
Docket Number: S21G1250

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Douglas Coe, Jacqueline Coe, and GFLIRB, LLC (collectively the “Coes”) were involved in the sale of a company in which they held a substantial interest. Their accountants, BDO Seidman, LLP (“BDO”), advised them…

Reed v. Georgia  
Date: September 7, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0530

Justia Opinion Summary: Jaquavious Reed appealed his conviction for murder and other charges in connection with the death of Antwan Curry. On appeal, Reed argued: (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions; (2) he was denied…

Peacock v. Georgia  
Date: September 7, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0578

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Peacock was convicted of five counts of malice murder and other crimes related to the shooting deaths of Jonathan Edwards, Jr., Alecia Norman, Reid Williams, Jones Pidcock, and Jordan Croft; the burning of their…

Garcia-Jarquin v. Georgia  
Date: September 7, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0727

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Ylarrio Garcia-Jarquin was convicted by jury of malice murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting death of Edel Mendoza and the…

Mitchell v. Georgia  
Date: September 7, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0771

Justia Opinion Summary: Kashawn Mitchell was convicted by jury of malice murder and related offenses in connection with the shooting death of Jaron Acklin. Mitchell claimed the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support his…

IN THE MATTER OF ANDREW MATTESON
Date: September 7, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y1093
Inquiry concerning Judge Terrinee Gundy  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S19Z1369

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the Georgia Supreme Court in this case was an agreement between the Director of the Judicial Qualifications Commission (“JQC”) and the City of Atlanta Municipal Court Judge Terrinee Grundy. The agreement…

Prickett v. Georgia  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0531

Justia Opinion Summary: Santron Prickett appealed his conviction for felony murder and other charges in connection with the 2010 death of Antwan Curry. Prickett argued on appeal that the trial court erred in denying his motion for a new trial…

In the Interest of C.C. et al., children  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0584

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) was the temporary custodian of Appellants John and Brittani Chandler’s three children. The Chandlers sought a determination they had constitutional and…

Albury v. Georgia  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0616

Justia Opinion Summary: Riki Ray Albury was convicted of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the 2018 stabbing death of Ronald Roach. On appeal, Albury contended the trial court erred by failing to excuse two jurors for cause and…

Jones v. Georgia  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Numbers: S22A0744, S22A0745

Justia Opinion Summary: Samuel Jones was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the 2018 shooting death of Terrance Gibson. In consolidated cases, Jones argued on appeal that the trial court erred by refusing to…

Bonner v. Georgia  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0789

Justia Opinion Summary: Aurie Bonner, III was convicted of murder in connection with the 2012 death of Christine Cook. On appeal, he contended his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance. After review, the Georgia Supreme Court disagreed…

Adkins v. Georgia  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0796

Justia Opinion Summary: Marion Adkins, Jr. was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the 2019 shooting death of Latisha Gresham. He appealed, contending that the circumstantial evidence presented at trial failed…

Wheeler v. Georgia  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22A1236

Justia Opinion Summary: Eric Wheeler appealed his convictions for murder, aggravated assault, and other crimes arising from the 2003 fatal shooting of Sonya Corbett and non-fatal shooting of Albert Carter. Wheeler’s sole contention of error was…

Hall, et al. v. Davis Lawn Care Service, Inc., et al.  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22G0019

Justia Opinion Summary: A conservator was appointed after the minor children’s grandmother had already brought a wrongful-death lawsuit on their behalf. The conservator tried in various ways to exercise his litigation powers, with the goal of…

Benton v. Georgia  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22G0104

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to his conviction for aggravated assault in this case, Turner Benton had been found guilty of three other felony offenses. However, for the first of those offenses, he was sentenced under Georgia’s First Offender…

IN THE MATTER OF STEPHEN ANTHONY POWER
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0536
IN THE MATTER OF CANDACE LANETTE SNEED
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Numbers: S22Y0943, S22Y0944, S22Y0945, S22Y0946
Carter v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0432

Justia Opinion Summary: Woodrow Carter was convicted in 2016 for the death of James Mills. On appeal, Carter contended the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support his conviction, and the trial court erred in instructing the…

Payne v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0469

Justia Opinion Summary: Lorenzo Payne appealed his conviction for the 2005 shooting death of Quartez Armour. Armour was shot for allegedly cheating Payne in a putative drug deal. Payne argued the trial court erred in instructing the jury, and…

Ellington v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0477

Justia Opinion Summary: Vincent Ellington was convicted by jury for the 2016 shooting death of Jeremy Fulton. On appeal, Ellington challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction, and argued the trial court erred when it…

Phillips v. Jackson, et al.  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0503

Justia Opinion Summary: A municipal court judge believed Carey Phillips’s traffic citation gave rise to “quasi-bond” conditions that it could — and did — modify in order to restrict Phillips’s driving privileges. Phillips disagreed, but instead…

Moore v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0583

Justia Opinion Summary: Nikita Moore appealed her conviction for malice murder arising out of the 2010 death of her two-year-old son, Ma’Kel Moore-Tompkins. On appeal, Moore claimed the circumstantial evidence presented at trial was…

Wright v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0588

Justia Opinion Summary: Shakur Wright pleaded guilty to the malice murder of Benjamin Thompson and to other related offenses. Ten days after sentencing, Wright, through new counsel, filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. The motion was…

Mathews v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0670

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a joint trial with co-defendant Shelton Jackson, Jarvis Mathews was convicted of felony murder, aggravated assault, and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony for the 2001 fatal shooting of…

Harris v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0675

Justia Opinion Summary: Juan Harris was convicted by jury of murder and related crimes in connection with the 2001 death of Tony Morris. On appeal, Harris argued the trial court should have granted him a continuance to call missing witnesses,…

Dugar v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0707

Justia Opinion Summary: Rita Dugar was convicted for shooting Jon Townley at her ex-boyfriend’s home. She claimed she attempted to fire a warning shot because the boyfriend and Townley had been fighting. On appeal, Dugar raised four…

Ruff v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0709

Justia Opinion Summary: Tahj Ruff was convicted of felony murder and related crimes in connection with the shooting death of Lynwood Williams. Ruff appealed, but the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed Ruff’s convictions. The matter was remanded to…

Walker v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0737

Justia Opinion Summary: Shaun Walker was convicted by jury of malice murder and related crimes in connection with the 2017 shooting death of Antonio Ferguson. On appeal, Walker argued the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions.…

Bridges v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0773

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Arleshia Bridges appealed her convictions for malice murder and related crimes in connection with the 2010 shooting death of Anthony Rankins, Jr. On appeal, Bridges argued the trial court erred in denying her…

Jones v. Georgia  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0815

Justia Opinion Summary: Reginald Jones appealed his convictions for malice murder and related crimes in connection with the 2017 death of his girlfriend Faith Bittinger and her unborn child. On appeal. Jones argued: (1) the trial evidence was…

IN THE MATTER OF GRADY ALEXANDER ROBERTS III (four cases)
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Numbers: S22Y0665, S22Y0666, S22Y0667, S22Y0668
IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL ANTHONY EDDINGS
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0691
IN THE MATTER OF DENNIS ROBERT KURZ
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0779
IN THE MATTER OF AMBER HOLLY BUNCH
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0917
IN THE MATTER OF JOHN CARL HUBER
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y1131
IN THE MATTER OF GEGE OKEZUANDUE ODION
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: S22Z0316
IN THE MATTER OF GLEN ROY FAGAN
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0802
Slosberg v. Giller, et al.  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S21G1226

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a contentious family dispute over the effect of an in terrorem clause in a trust instrument that was executed by David Slosberg (“David”), which said that if his son, Robert Slosberg (“Plaintiff”), or…

McIver v. Georgia  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0093

Justia Opinion Summary: Claud Lee “Tex” McIver III was convicted of felony murder and other crimes arising out of the 2016 shooting death of his wife, Diane. He appealed, claiming among other things, that the trial court erred in refusing his…

Talley v. Georgia  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0242

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Mario Talley guilty of the malice murder of Rodney Walker, the aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery of Isiah Knight, and other offenses. Talley appealed the denial of his motion for new trial,…

Sams v. Georgia  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0305

Justia Opinion Summary: Tevin Sams was convicted by jury of the malice murder of eight-year-old Jai’mel Anderson, the aggravated assault of six-year-old J. A., and other offenses. The charges arose out of an incident in which shots were fired…

Patterson v. Georgia  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0413

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant James Patterson was convicted of felony murder in connection with the 2018 beating death of Jeffrey Burke. In this appeal, Appellant contended: (1) he received constitutionally ineffective assistance of…

Holland v. Georgia  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0468

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Leonard Holland challenged his convictions for malice murder and other crimes in connection with the 2002 shooting death of James Jones. Appellant contended the trial court erred: (1) by ruling that Appellant’s…

Brown v. Georgia  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0603

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found appellant Kelvin Brown guilty of malice murder and other crimes related to the shooting death of Cornelius Miller. He appealed, contending that: (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions;…

IN THE MATTER OF DANIEL KIRKLAND MCCALL
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0729
Joyner, et al. v. Leapheart, et al.  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0764

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to this appeal, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order dismissing with prejudice Vanessa and Brock Joyner’s wrongful death action against defendants Dr. Lynn Leaphart and MPPG, Inc. (“MPPG”),…

Inquiry concerning Judge Eric Norris  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S21Z0916

Justia Opinion Summary: A majority of the Hearing Panel (“Panel”) of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission (“JQC”) recommended that Judge Eric Norris issue a public apology for violating Rules 1.2 (A) and 2.8 (B) of the Georgia Code of…

Jones v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Numbers: S22A0380, S22A0069

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Xzavaien Jones and Terrell McFarland were tried jointly and convicted of murder and related offenses in connection with the 2016 shooting death of Anthony Meredith. Both men appealed, raising numerous alleged…

Garay v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0073

Justia Opinion Summary: Hector Garay was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the January 1996 shooting death of Adalberto Salinas. In his only enumeration of error on appeal, he contended there was…

Harris v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0092

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Justin Harris left his 22-month-old son Cooper strapped in his rear-facing car seat on a June 2014. Harris walked into work; the child died of hyperthermia after hours in the hot car. The State’s theory was…

Byrd v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0254

Justia Opinion Summary: Andre Byrd was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of David McReynolds. On appeal, Byrd contended only that the trial court erred by granting the State’s challenge to…

Rayton v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0441

Justia Opinion Summary: Joe Rayton was convicted by jury of murder for the shooting death of Antonio Ladson. On appeal, Rayton contended the trial court erred by refusing his request for a jury instruction on voluntary manslaughter.…

Mobley v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0550

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerome Mobley was convicted by jury of breaking into his estranged wife’s home, in violation of a condition of pretrial bond, and shooting and killing her in the presence of the couple’s children. Mobley contended the…

Copeland v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0591

Justia Opinion Summary: Ladarrwin Copeland was convicted of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting deaths of Timothy Rodgers and Ricky Johnson. On appeal, Copeland argued the trial court lacked jurisdiction to try his…

Harris v. Georgia  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22G0018

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from the criminal trial of Shalita Jackson Harris, a school bus driver who was convicted of homicide by vehicle in the first degree after the bus she drove crashed, resulting in the death of a student.…

Domingue, et al. v. Ford Motor Company  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22Q0279

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia certified questions of law to the Georgia Supreme Court, all involving OCGA § 40-8-76.1 (d), the “seatbelt statute.” The federal court asked whether the…

IN THE MATTER OF EDWARD HINE, JR.
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0206
IN THE MATTER OF SHERRI LEN WASHINGTON
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0803
General Motors, LLC v. Buchanan, et al.  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: S21G1147

Justia Opinion Summary: In this wrongful death case in which the plaintiffs alleged a faulty vehicle component caused the deadly accident, plaintiffs sought to depose the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, LLC, and General Motors has…

Wynn v. Georgia  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0103

Justia Opinion Summary: Bobby Wynn appealed his conviction for malice murder in connection with the 2014 death of Demontae Ware. As grounds for reversal, Wynn: (1) challenged the admission of allegedly improper impeachment evidence; (2)…

Jordan v. Georgia  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0171

Justia Opinion Summary: Orlando Jordan appealed his conviction for malice murder arising out of the 2014 shooting death of Antoniyo Wiggins. On appeal, Jordan claimed the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction, and that the trial…

In the Interest of T.B.  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0287

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Georgia Supreme Court's review centered on whether a child charged with delinquency based on an alleged violation of Georgia’s Criminal Code could assert an affirmative defense of…

Jackson v. Georgia  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0399

Justia Opinion Summary: Andre Jackson was convicted by jury of the 2010 armed robbery of Joseph Williams. A different jury found Jackson guilty of felony murder predicated on the armed robbery of L. V. Wilson and of the murder of Jquanda…

Gude v. Georgia  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0406

Justia Opinion Summary: Marquayvian Gude was convicted by jury of malice murder and other offenses in connection with the shooting death of Devontavious McClain. Following the denial of his motion for new trial, Gude appealed, contending the…

Harris v. Georgia  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0414

Justia Opinion Summary: Quantavious Harris appealed his convictions for felony murder and other charges stemming from the 2009 shooting death of Stephen Anim. The trial court previously granted Harris’ motion for new trial on the ground that…

Thomas v. Caldwell  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Numbers: S21H0656, S22A1020

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Jerry Thomas was convicted in 2010 of one count of child molestation. In 2017, Thomas timely filed an initial petition for habeas corpus challenging the conviction. The habeas court denied relief in May 2018.…

Johnson v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0025

Justia Opinion Summary: Hymetheus Johnson was convicted by jury of one count of malice murder and one count of theft by taking in connection with the 2016 shooting death of Javontae Passard. Johnson appealed, alleging that the trial court erred…

McNabb v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0031

Justia Opinion Summary: Christopher McNabb was convicted by jury of malice murder and other offenses in connection with the death of his infant daughter, Caliyah McNabb. Following the denial of his motion for new trial, McNabb appealed, arguing…

Munn v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0100

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Munn appealed his convictions for malice murder and other crimes arising out of the 2018 shooting death of Kalliber Chambers. On appeal, Munn argued: (1) the evidence presented at his trial was insufficient to…

Redding v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0124

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Merrick Redding was convicted by jury of felony murder and aggravated assault in connection with the death of Joseph Davis. The trial court denied Redding’s motion for a new trial. In a prior appeal, the…

Perkins v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0158

Justia Opinion Summary: Andreas Perkins was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the 2014 shooting death of Randy Menefee. On appeal, Perkins argued: (1) the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to…

Neal v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0261

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Anighyah Neal challenged his 2018 convictions for felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting death of Lance Williams. Appellant contended the…

Smith v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0271

Justia Opinion Summary: Tracy Smith appealed his conviction for felony murder in connection with the 2011 death of Jerome Walden. On appeal, Smith argued the trial court erred in overruling his special demurrer to the felony murder charge, and…

Goodman v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0306

Justia Opinion Summary: Jemerius Goodman was convicted of felony murder and other crimes in connection with the 2017 death of Jyleel Solomon and the aggravated assaults of four other people. On appeal, Goodman argued the evidence presented at…

Washington v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0322

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Tremaine Washington was convicted of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Robert Purcell. On appeal, Washington argued: (1) the trial court erred by merging, instead of…

Neloms v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0457

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Andrew Neloms was convicted of malice murder and other offenses in connection with the 2016 shooting death of Octavius Brooks. On appeal, Neloms argued: (1) the trial court failed to declare a mistrial sua…

Hounpatin v. Georgia  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0564

Justia Opinion Summary: Bertrand Hounkpatin was convicted of felony murder for the death of his two -year old stepson, Noel Johnson. On appeal, Hounkpatin argued the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support his conviction. He…

IN THE MATTER OF DAVID J. FARNHAM
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0880
Brown, et al. v. Carson, et al.  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0857

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to decide whether E. Howard Carson acquired a vested right to develop property in a particular manner based upon alleged assurances made to him by Tom Brown, the…

Palencia v. Georgia  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0949

Justia Opinion Summary: Francisco Palencia was convicted of several offenses arising from a home invasion and sexual assault of V. M. Palencia appealed his convictions to the Court of Appeals, which affirmed. Palencia thereafter filed a…

Mimbs v. Henry County Schools  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S21G1005

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to decide whether the trial court properly granted summary judgment against public school teacher Sheri Mimbs, on the basis that Mimbs failed to institute her…

IN RE: FORMAL ADVISORY OPINION NO. 20-1
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S21U0879
IN RE: FORMAL ADVISORY OPINION NO. 20-1
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S21U0879
In re: Formal Advisory Opinion No. 20-1  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S21U0879

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, the Georgia Supreme Court approved State Bar of Georgia Formal Advisory Opinion (“FAO”) 94 -3, which addressed and provided guidance concerning former Standard of Conduct 47 in on whether a lawyer could properly…

IN THE MATTER OF EVELYN PROCTOR
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S21Y1141
CALDWELL v. THE STATE
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0229
Caldwell v. Georgia  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0229

Justia Opinion Summary: Willie Caldwell appealed his conviction for felony murder arising out of the 2008 shooting death of Ricardo McPherson. On appeal, Caldwell claimed the evidence presented at his trial was insufficient to sustain his…

Harris v. Georgia  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0251

Justia Opinion Summary: Jordan Harris appealed his convictions for felony murder and other charges stemming from the July 2010 shooting of Walter Phelps during the robbery of Phelps’s store; Phelps died from blood clots over a month after the…

Early v. Georgia  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0265

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Darrall Early was convicted of felony murder and aggravated assault in connection with the 2019 shooting death of Ramonte Harris. In his appeal, Early contended the trial court erred by admitting a jail video…

Butler v. Georgia  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0317

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Cory Butler was convicted at a bench trial for malice murder and other crimes relating to a 2009 home invasion and beatings that resulted in the death of Epsie Ewing and injury of her husband, C.F. Ewing. On…

IN THE MATTER OF PHILLIP NORMAN GOLUB
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0687
IN THE MATTER OF DONALD FRANCIS HAWBAKER
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0718
IN THE MATTER OF DONALD FRANCIS HAWBAKER
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0718
IN THE MATTER OF REGINALD J. LEWIS
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0748
Watkins v. Georgia  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0016

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevon Watkins was convicted in a bench trial for felony murder in connection with the death of his sister, Alexus. On appeal, Watkins argued the trial court erred in declining to find him guilty of voluntary manslaughter…

Price v. Georgia  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0079

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Price, III was convicted of malice murder and other offenses in connection with the shooting death of Ronnie Cantrell, Sr., and the non- fatal shooting of Ronnie Cantrell, Jr. Price’s sole contention on appeal was…

Smith v. Georgia  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0086

Justia Opinion Summary: Jared Smith was convicted of malice murder and theft by taking in connection with the 2018 stabbing death of Ronald Roach. Smith’s sole contention on appeal was that the trial court erred in allowing the medical examiner…

Rawls v. Georgia  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0134

Justia Opinion Summary: Following the Georgia Supreme Court’s grant of his application for discretionary appeal, Donnel Rawls appealed the trial court’s denial of his motion seeking a copy of his trial transcripts at public expense. Based on…

McAlister v. Clifton  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0144

Justia Opinion Summary: Erin McAlister appealed trial court orders awarding Wendi Clifton, McAlister’s former domestic partner, visitation rights to McAlister’s adopted daughter, Catherine, pursuant to Georgia's equitable caregiver statute.…

MCALISTER v. CLIFTON
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0144
Dickey v. Georgia  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0165

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Kaovion Dickey challenged his convictions for malice murder and other crimes in connection with the 2018 shooting death of Tony McGowan and the shooting of Mikeem Jackson. Appellant’s sole enumeration of error…

POLANCO v. THE STATE
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0174
Davenport v. Ward  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted Gregory Davenport’s application for a certificate of probable cause to appeal the denial of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Davenport asked whether the habeas court erred in…

ROUZAN v. THE STATE
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0199
Renfro v. Georgia  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0348

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant David Renfro challenges his 2019 convictions for malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Rita Hennon. Appealing his conviction and sentence, Renfro argued the trial court erred…

IN THE MATTER OF TIFFINI COLETTE BELL
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0440
IN THE MATTER OF DEBRA KAYE SCOTT
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0508
IN THE MATTER OF MARK PRESTON JONES
Date: March 30, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0606
IN THE MATTER OF DONALD RICHARD DONOVAN
Date: March 22, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0549
Rutledge v. Georgia  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1036

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Marcus Rutledge pled guilty to malice murder in connection with the April 2016 shooting death of Brian Williams. Appellant filed a motion for an out-of-time appeal to the trial court, which entered an order…

McInerney v. McInerney  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1068

Justia Opinion Summary: Kristine and Jeffrey McInerney were married in 2003, and had two minor children. Kristine, who resided in Indiana with the two children, filed a complaint for divorce on May 1, 2020, in Bryan County, Georgia. At the time…

Cook v. Georgia  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1270

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2013, defendant entered a negotiated plea of guilty to felony murder and armed robbery, based on which the trial court entered a judgment of conviction and sentenced her to life in prison with the possibility…

Alexander v. Georgia  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0112

Justia Opinion Summary: Stephen Alexander was convicted by jury of sexual offenses against his stepdaughters, both of whom were minors during Alexander’s trial. At trial, the two victims and a child advocate testified in a courtroom that was…

MAYNARD et al. v. SNAPCHAT, INC.
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0555
Maynard, et al. v. Snapchat, Inc.  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0555

Justia Opinion Summary: While driving over 100 miles per hour, Christal McGee rear-ended a car driven by Wentworth Maynard, causing him to suffer severe injuries. When the collision occurred, McGee was using a “Speed Filter” feature within…

Inquiry concerning Judge JaDawnya Baker  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S20Z1070

Justia Opinion Summary: The Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) sought approval of the discipline by consent agreement between the Director of the JQC and JaDawnya Baker, Judge of the Municipal Court of Atlanta, to resolve the formal…

Riley v. Georgia Assn. of Club Executives., Inc.  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Numbers: S21X0900, S21A0899

Justia Opinion Summary: In Case No. S21A0899, Lynnette Riley, the former State Revenue Commissioner, appealed the partial grant of summary judgment in favor of petitioner Georgia Association of Club Executives (“GACE”), contending that the…

Burns v. Georgia  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S21A0905

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2018, a grand jury returned an indictment charging James Burns, a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department, with crimes connected to a June 2016 on-duty shooting. Burns filed a “Plea in…

Black Voters Matter Fund, Inc. v. Kemp  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Numbers: S21A1261, S21A1262, S21A1263, S21X1326, S22X0007

Justia Opinion Summary: On March 25, 2021, Georgia Governor Kemp signed into law Senate Bill 9 (“SB 9”), which created from the former Augusta Judicial Circuit two new judicial circuits: the Columbia Judicial Circuit, and the Augusta Judicial…

Daniels v. Georgia  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1268

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevonta Daniels was convicted by jury of felony murder in connection with the shooting death of Kenneth Moore; the aggravated assaults of Jai Williams, Jamal Williams, and James Williams; the theft of vehicles belonging…

Doe v. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, et al.  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0549

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2018, Phillip Doe filed suit against Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, and the Archdiocese of Atlanta (collectively, “the Church”), asserting various tort claims based in part on…

Junior v. Graham  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0578

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider whether a plaintiff could receive a full recovery under OCGA 13-6-11 and OCGA 9-11-68(b)(2). Because the Court concluded the provisions provided for different…

McIntyre v. Sam's East, Inc.  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S21Q0909

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia certified three questions of law to the Georgia Supreme Court. The questions sought interpretation of OCGA 40-6-248.1(b). The Supreme Court's responses…

Graham v. Georgia  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0053

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2019, Haleem Graham was tried jointly with Brantley Washington and Chrishon Siders and found guilty of felony murder, home invasion in the first degree, and other crimes in connection with the shooting death…

Williams v. Georgia  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0170

Justia Opinion Summary: Allen Williams appealed his conviction for felony murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Betty Ranow. Williams argued on appeal that the trial court erred in admitting evidence concerning his alleged…

Hooper v. Georgia  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0289

Justia Opinion Summary: Timone Hooper was convicted by jury of murder, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime arising out of a shooting that killed Lawrence Bryan and wounded Keron Brown. On…

MONROE v. THE STATE
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0324
EASON et al. v. LUNDY
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0533
Shelton v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A0935

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant James Shelton was convicted of malice murder in connection with the death of Manuel “Manny” Palmer. Appellant contended on appeal that: (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion for directed verdict; and…

Maddox v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A0967

Justia Opinion Summary: Sovensky Maddox was convicted by jury of the malice murder of Lafayette Smith. Maddox’s jury trial was conducted simultaneously with the bench trial of his co-defendant, Jason Evans. Evans was acquitted. Maddox appealed,…

Anderson v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A0981

Justia Opinion Summary: Jefferies Anderson was convicted by jury of malice murder and other offenses in connection with the shooting death of Jonathan Newton. Following the denial of his motion for new trial, Anderson appealed, arguing that the…

Sanders v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A0983

Justia Opinion Summary: Kelly Sanders challenged the denial of her special demurrer as to a six-count second indictment against her, arguing that it was insufficient in a number of ways. Sanders was originally indicted for murder and on drugs…

Fortson v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1038

Justia Opinion Summary: Demetruis Fortson was convicted by jury of felony murder predicated on armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, among other offenses, related to the…

HARRIS v. THE STATE
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1242
Harris v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1242

Justia Opinion Summary: Demartre Harris was convicted by jury of felony murder and other crimes for his involvement in two drive-by shootings that injured Laundon Alexander and Patrick Boyd and resulted in the death of Marcus Bowden. Harris…

Grier v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1249

Justia Opinion Summary: Deunta Grier challenged his 2016 convictions for malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Tiffany Bailey. On appeal, Grier contended: (1) the evidence presented at his trial…

Morrell v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1273

Justia Opinion Summary: Karonta Morrell was charged with 21 counts in connection with the murders of Rocquan Scarver and Jonathan Lang. Prior to trial, the trial court granted Morrell’s motion to sever the counts related to Scarver’s murder…

Ward v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1309

Justia Opinion Summary: Rodricus Ward was convicted of malice murder and firearm offenses in connection with the shooting death of his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Darla Gibbons. He appealed, contending that the evidence presented at his…

Martinez-Arias v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0150

Justia Opinion Summary: Alejandro Martinez-Arias was convicted by jury of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, and child molestation. In his appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals, Martinez-Arias contended, among other…

Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. v. City of College Park, et al.  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0482

Justia Opinion Summary: Dorothy Wright and her grandchildren (collectively, the “Decedents”) were killed when their vehicle was struck by a stolen vehicle that was being chased by College Park Police Department officers. At the time of the…

Edible IP, LLC v. Google, LLC  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0798

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved Google LLC’s application of internet search algorithms, which it used to auction off search terms for profit to advertisers, and the interests of Edible IP, LLC, which sought to exercise control over…

Wilson v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0005

Justia Opinion Summary: Roney Wilson challenged his 2018 convictions for felony murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend Jimeshia Gordon. Appellant contended on appeal that he was denied the effective…

Ware v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0098

Justia Opinion Summary: Jermaine Ware was convicted of malice murder and other crimes, with a final disposition being entered by the Superior Court of Polk County, Georgia in December 2012. Ware appealed, and the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed…

Williams v. Georgia  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0210

Justia Opinion Summary: Tahja Williams was found guilty of malice murder and other crimes arising out of the death of Keaira Palmer and the wounding of Stefon Cook in a drive-by shooting in 2016. He appealed, arguing (1) the evidence was…

IN THE MATTER OF JERRY BOYKIN
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0563
Terrell v. Georgia  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: S21A0942

Justia Opinion Summary: Frederick Terrell was convicted by jury of felony murder, aggravated assault, and other crimes related to the shooting death of Tashiba Matthews. On appeal, Terrell argued he was entitled to a new trial based on the…

Brennan v. Georgia  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1183

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Erica Brennan was convicted of felony murder and other crimes in connection with the scalding death of her eight-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Harris. On appeal, Appellant argued: (1) the trial court erred by…

Gardei v. Conway, et al.  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0430

Justia Opinion Summary: Carl Gardei filed a petition for declaratory judgment against R. L. “Butch” Conway, the Sheriff of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and D. Victor Reynolds, the Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (“GBI”), in their…

Langley v. Georgia  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0783

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1987, Dennis Langley was convicted of murder and sentenced to serve life in prison. He was later released on parole. On July 26, 2019, a search of Langley’s home revealed a semi-automatic pistol with a loaded magazine…

Inquiry Concerning Judge Cary Hays, III  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: S21Z1181

Justia Opinion Summary: An agreement between the Director of the Judicial Qualifications Commission (“JQC”) and Cary Hays III, Chief Magistrate of Crawford County, Georgia, was filed with the Georgia Supreme Court. The agreement was to resolve…

IN THE MATTER OF ANTHONY O. VAN JOHNSON
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0282
Boone v. Georgia  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1065

Justia Opinion Summary: Odeirrek Boone pleaded guilty to malice murder and other offenses and appeals the denial of his motion for an out-of-time appeal. Boone, proceeding pro se, briefly referenced his plea counsel’s failure to consult with…

Ward v. Carlton  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1088

Justia Opinion Summary: Timothy Ward, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, appealed the grant of habeas relief to petitioner Lewis Carlton on the ground that the trial court lacked authority to revoke Carlton’s probation…

Payne v. Georgia  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1096

Justia Opinion Summary: Lowe Payne appealed his convictions for felony murder and other crimes arising out of the shooting death of Carldrake Finister. On appeal, Payne argued the trial court erred when it admitted evidence of prior…

Payne v. Georgia  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1096

Justia Opinion Summary: Lowe Payne appealed his convictions for felony murder and other crimes arising out of the 2017 shooting death of Carldrake Finister. On appeal, Payne argued the trial court erred when it admitted evidence of prior…

Jenkins v. Georgia  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1127

Justia Opinion Summary: Devon Jenkins was convicted of felony murder and other crimes in connection with an August 6, 2014 home invasion in which the victim was shot and killed and two other victims, including a child, were injured. On appeal,…

Bowen v. Noel  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21A1133

Justia Opinion Summary: Rodney Noel was granted habeas relief from his conviction for murdering nine-month-old Terrell Williams (“Terrell”). The habeas court held that Noel’s appellate counsel provided ineffective assistance for two reasons:…

Award v. Georgia  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0370

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether the scope of Article I, Section I, Paragraph XVI of the Georgia Constitution of 1983 (“Paragraph XVI”) extended to another test sometimes administered in…

Johnson v. Georgia  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S21G0673

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to address whether defendant's convictions for theft by taking merged under the correct unit-of-prosecution analysis. Because the Court of Appeals applied the…

Ellison v. Georgia  
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22A0041

Justia Opinion Summary: Emanuel Ellison appealed his convictions for felony murder and other offenses stemming from the 2014 fatal shooting of Kentrealvist Malcom during an argument at an apartment complex. Ellison argued only that the trial…

IN THE MATTER OF JUSTIN GREY WOODWARD
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0331
IN THE MATTER OF SAWAND PALMER
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0394
IN THE MATTER OF WAYMON SIMS (two cases)
Date: January 19, 2022
Docket Numbers: S22Y0395, S22Y0396
IN THE MATTER OF CORY HOWERTON FLEMING
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: S22Y0339
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