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Fulton judge defends release of trooper shooting suspect

Fulton judge defends release of trooper shooting suspect
January 3, 2011 --

A Fulton County judge had no choice last month but to release the man who allegedly shot and killed State Trooper Chadwick LeCroy a couple weeks later, the county’s chief judge said tonight. Gregory Favors was freed on a signature bond not because of “judicial whim or an adherence to some arbitrary self-imposed rule,” but because judges “have a duty to uphold the rule of law,” Judge Cynthia D. Wright wrote in a letter to Fulton County citizens.

Has funding shortage tainted Pike County death penalty prosecution?

November 10, 2009 --

Is a funding shortage for public defenders sufficient to toss a death penalty prosecution? The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments on that question today. Jamie Ryan Weis, accused in February 2006 of beating and killing Catherine King in her Pike County home, contends a state funding shortage has denied him a proper defense. Weis’s […]

Sept. 27

September 27, 2009 --

State system to track students flawed Barton: Still sweet for Imperial’s sugar boss Damage exceeded flood map boundaries Pumped-up pensions squeeze ATL budget ATL Council member owes thousands in taxes Column: Kingston, revolving doors and money that flows two ways Wingfield: A Georgia professor’s fight for due process Wife’s action helps Facility Group stay afloat […]