Accused mass murderer Jeffrey Peacock due in court for another motion hearing

Accused mass murderer Jeffrey Peacock due in court for another motion hearing

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - On Tuesday afternoon accused Colquitt County mass murderer Jeffrey Peacock is due in court once again.

Investigators say Peacock fatally shot five of his friends in a home on Rossman Dairy Road in Moultrie before setting the house on fire to potentially cover up the crime, back in May 2016.

There’s a motion hearing on Tuesday ahead of his death penalty trial.

It’s expected that Peacock’s attorney, Alan Sincox, will discuss a motion to change the venue of his trial and the jury composition.

Last month Peacock appeared in court with his new attorney.

Sincox had filed another motion to have portions of Peacock’s statement given to police excluded from the trial.

That motion was filed because Sincox believes Peacock's answers are unreliable because of how the questions were asked.

Judge James Hardy has already heard more than 80 motions issued by the defendant and state.

Tuesday’s motion hearing is expected to begin at 2 p.m. at the Colquitt County courthouse.

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