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The murder trial of a state prison inmate accused of shooting to death two corrections officers during an escape from a transport bus on June 13, 2017, in Putnam County, will not be going to trial next month as originally scheduled, The Union-Recorder has learned.

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Three prison inmates found guilty of malice murder Friday afternoon by a Hancock County jury and later sentenced by a judge to life in prison without the possibility of parole had criminal pasts, records show.

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The investigation into the December 2018 shooting death of a 22-year-old Hancock County man following a traffic stop should be closed because GBI findings revealed the fatal shots were self-inflicted, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Stephen A. Bradley said.

 

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Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge William A. Prior Jr. has ruled there is enough evidence against murder suspect Marcus Lillard to bound the case over to a grand jury in Baldwin County. 

 

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Condemned killer Marion Murdock Wilson Jr. has requested his last meal before his scheduled execution by the State of Georgia next Thursday night for the shotgun slaying of 25-year-old Donovan Corey Parks in Baldwin County on March 28, 1996.

 

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A judge has decided that Putnam County will be the site for the November death penalty trial of Donnie Rowe, an incarcerated state inmate accused of killing two corrections officers nearly two years ago during an escape from a prison transport bus.