Conviction, sentence upheld in killing of Macon pizza delivery man

lfabian@macon.comFebruary 24, 2014 

Lamario Rodrigues Barge

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction and life sentence for a 30-year-old man imprisoned in the 2004 killing of pizza delivery man in Macon.

The justices’ unanimous ruling was released Monday in the appeal of Lamario Rodrigues Barge, who was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to a mandatory life term for the killing of Steven Lamar Bass.

Bass was shot three times in the head when he walked into the robbery of four men at a duplex on San Juan Avenue on Jan. 19, 2004.

During the trial, Barge’s attorney denied his client was in Macon at the time and said Barge was in Decatur tending to his mother’s grave on her birthday and celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Barge was arrested in Decatur a year and a day after Bass was killed.

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