TANNER CONVICTED OF MURDER
June 25, 2015 (Dalton) - Marquis Dequan “Dee” Tanner (21) of 110 Mallory Drive A, Dalton, was convicted today by a Whitfield County jury for the offenses of Murder, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, stemming from the June 18, 2014 slaying of Abel Carmona, Jr (MORE...).
SKYY MIMS TRIAL AND SENTENCING
May 5, 2015 (Dalton) - In the wake of the Skyy Mims murder trial which concluded with guilty verdicts on all eleven counts last Friday, it seems an appropriate time to express my gratitude to the community at large and to our law enforcement community in particular and to correct some misconceptions which may exist about how our criminal justice system works (MORE...).
POST-CONVICTION DNA TESTING CONFIRMS RAPIST’S GUILT
February 12, 2015 (Dalton) - On September 3, 1998 a Whitfield County jury found Charles Edward Hawkins, aka “Tiny”, currently 59, formerly of Dalton, Georgia, guilty of the offense of rape (MORE...).
RAMIREZ SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
January 30, 2015 (Dalton) - Orlando Ramirez (21), formerly of Dalton, Georgia, was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge William T. Boyett to serve the remainder of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for the March, 2014 murder of Bruno Rodriguez (MORE...).
TWO PLEAD GUILTY TO CHILD MOLESTATION
January 14, 2015 (Chatsworth) - In unrelated cases, two men, Matthew Allen Short and Luis Miguel Landa-Ramirez entered guilty pleas today before Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris in cases involving sexual activity with children (MORE...).
As District Attorney, I represent the State of Georgia and the people of Murray and Whitfield Counties in all criminal cases in Superior Court as well as in delinquency actions in the Juvenile Courts of both counties. Through the efforts of my dedicated staff, the District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal conduct and defends the rights of victims while ensuring that everyone is treated fairly by the criminal justice process and while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.
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