A lawyer representing Donna Jackson, a 45-year-old woman charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend, 53-year-old Ricky Smith, argued at a Thursday hearing in Bibb County Superior Court that Jackson shot Smith in self defense.
The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Oct. 16 about whether jurors in the trial for Benjamin Finney and Marlon Jackson will hear wiretap evidence. Finney and Jackson are charged with murder in the 2008 shooting death of Gwendolyn Cole.
With a pre-trial appeal pending at the Georgia Supreme Court, it's likely the eight-year anniversary will pass before the men accused of killing Gwendolyn Cole at her east Macon home in 2008 will go to trial. The story will be in Sunday's Telegraph.
Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday in a trial for Freddie Wilder Fountain, a former Macon police officer accused of having sex with an alleged shoplifter in exchange for not taking her to jail in 2012.