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Stallings v. The State, A17A1116
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (10/12/2017, 10/31/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court partially erred in denying defendant's motion for new trial following her convictions for one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault because the trial court's determination as to the admissibility of defendant's statement to police was based at least partly on a material factual finding that was clearly erroneous.
McNeal v. The State, S17A1290
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (10/2/2017, 10/30/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions for malice murder and related crimes and the trial court did not err in refusing to give defendant's requested charge on accident, as the evidence did not support such a charge.
Faust v. The State, S17A1177
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (10/2/2017, 10/30/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions for felony murder while in the commission of an aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony after he shot and killed a man who was selling shoes out of his car.
Smith v. The State, S17A1170
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (10/2/2017, 10/30/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court did not abuse its discretion in allowing State's expert to testify that in his opinion the victimfs injuries were the result of abuse rather than accident and the Court, therefore, affirmed defendant's convictions for felony murder and other crimes in connection with the death of a 15-month-old girl.
Carter v. The State, S17A1126
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (10/2/2017, 10/30/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
In defendant's trial for malice murder and other crimes, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in allowing State to admit into evidence a recorded conversation in which defendant and a third party discussed the crimes at issue and the evidence supported defendant's convictions. 
Vargo v. Adams, S17A1302
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (10/2/2017, 10/30/2017)
REAL PROPERTY:
The trial court properly denied appellant's petition for equitable partition of real property he held with his former girlfriend as joint tenants with the right of survivorship because equitable partition is not available to unmarried parties who own property as joint tenants with the right of survivorship.
Johnson v. The State, S17A1105
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (10/2/2017, 10/27/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court erred in denying defendant's motion for new trial following his convictions for murder and related crimes, because defendant was deprived of an adequate trial transcript and he was thus denied his right to appeal his convictions.
Freeman v. The State, S17A1040
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (10/2/2017, 10/27/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The Supreme Court reversed defendant's conviction for one count of disorderly conduct pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 16-11-39 subsection (a) (1) because defendant's act of raising his middle finger to a pastor during a church service was a constitutionally protected act that did not place the pastor in reasonable fear for his safety.
Shuman v. The State, S17A1229
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (10/2/2017, 10/27/2017)
APPEALS:
The trial court properly denied defendant's motion for an out-of-time appeal from his 1990 murder convictions because he failed to allege that ineffective assistance by his plea counsel was the reason that he had not filed a timely appeal.
In The Matter Of James Edward Watkins, Sr., S17Y1842
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (10/2/2017, 10/27/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for multiple derelictions related to his deficient representation and abandonment of two unrelated clients.
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