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...).
SILVERS GETS PRISON FOR CLAW HAMMER ATTACK
November 19, 2014 (Chatsworth) - Brandon Lee Silvers (29), formerly of 1157 Cavender Road, Dalton, was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris to serve ten years in prison followed by ten years on probation for a December 4, 2013 claw hammer attack on Crandall resident Ken Arthur (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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