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August 4, 2003

Albany -- The state court of appeals has denied a new trial for Sydney Dorsey. The former Dekalb County Sheriff was convicted of ordering the murder of his political opponent, Derwin Brown.

Dorsey had requested a new trial, based partly on objections to the jury in Albany that found him guilty. Dougherty D.A. Ken Hodges said "The thrust of their argument was alleged juror misconduct, and that was unsupported by any credible evidence at all. In fact by any evidence. The defense also tried to obtain personal information about the jurors, so they could go back and re-interview the jurors, which the Judge denied."

Dorsey was found guilty of 14 counts, including murder, July 10th 2002 in Albany. He is now serving a life sentence in prison.

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