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Life sentences upheld by Ga. Supreme Court

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the convictions of two Albany men currently serving life sentences for a 2002 murder.

The high court rejected claims Wednesday made by Ricardel Hightower and Roderick Johnson that there was insufficient evidence to support their convictions.

The two were sentenced in 2006 along with Richard Zackery for the shooting death of 34-year-old Travis Harris.

On December 7th 2002 Harris was shot in the back with an AK-47 as he tried to run away from an armed robbery at an apartment on West Road.

Prosecutors say Richard Zackary was the trigger man, his conviction was upheld back in January.

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