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GA Supreme Court Holds Conviction

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.

For more on this story, go to Online Athens.