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Albany man convicted of murder in double verdicts

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -A dramatic day in a Dougherty County courtroom as a jury had to reach a verdict twice in a murder trial.

20-year old Patrick Jackson was convicted this afternoon of killing a guest at Motel 6 in 2007.

The verdict was reached around five Wednesday afternoon.

Four hours earlier, the jury announced it had reached a guilty verdict, but while being polled by the court, one of the jurors said he wasn't comfortable with the verdict. The juror said he was afraid Patrick Jackson's family would harm him for finding Jackson guilty.

So, the judge removed that juror, replaced him with an alternate and sent the jury back to deliberate again.

And again guilty verdicts were reached.

Jackson will automatically get life in prison on the murder conviction.

Jackson was one of three teenagers who burst into a room at the Motel 6 in East Albany in 2007 to rob 27 year old Jeffrey Todd of Carrollton.

Todd was in town for a job promotion interview with Ga. Power.

He exchanged gunfire with the robbers and killed one of them, 17 year old Jimmy Teemer.

But Todd was also killed.   The two surviving robbers, Patrick Jackson and 18 year old Lyndon Johnson have now both been convicted.

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