GA Supreme Court Holds Conviction
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:44 Tuesday, 08 May 2012 05:47
ATHENS - Mario Westbrook's denial of guilt is rejected by the Georgia Supreme Court. In 2008, Westbrook was convicted of fatally shooting Stacy Jefferies after a fight broke out during a craps game.
He received a sentence of life pus 75 years in prison.
Westbrook's lawyer said his client acted in self-defense, shooting the men as they were reaching for their weapons.
But, according to a decision released Monday, the justices say the evidence of Westbrook's guilt is overwhelming.
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