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Macon – Bibb County jurors deliberated for more than an hour Friday before finding a Macon teenager guilty of murder and burglary. Aurie Mathis was found guilty of two counts of felony murder and one count of burglary in the first degree. A Bibb County Superior Court judge sentenced him to life in prison plus…
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Byron – District Attorney David Cooke and State Representative Patty Bentley are hosting a Criminal Justice Clinic Saturday, Sept. 14, to offer help to those in our community who need help navigating the criminal justice system. Representatives from the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office will be available to answer questions about record restriction. The…
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Macon – Two teenagers have been sentenced to prison in the 2018 fatal shooting and robbery of another teen near the intersection of Houston and Villa Crest avenues. Tajah Deshun Coleman, 18, pleaded guilty to felony murder on Tuesday just before his trial was set to begin in Bibb County Superior Court. A judge sentenced…
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Macon – The Macon-Bibb County School-Justice Partnership is hosting free Implicit Bias training for the community on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “Implicit Bias: Making the Unconscious, Conscious” will offer tools to help attendees recognize when they have a bias toward a specific group of people and manage it to ensure fair treatment. The training will feature…
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Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in the 2018 fatal beating of a man at a Father’s Day cookout. A trial for 32-year-old James Christopher Patterson began Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court. Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes on Wednesday before finding Patterson guilty of felony murder and…
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Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was found guilty of fatally strangling and beating his girlfriend. Jessie Gray, 52, waived his right to a jury trial and chose to have a Bibb County Superior Court judge hear testimony and review evidence in the case instead. The judge…
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