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November 13, 2003

Moultrie - Two men originally charged with malice murder are serving time for lesser charges.

Billy Ray Stafford, Junior and Benjamin Jerome McGee were both accused of shooting and killing 20-year-old Ricky Thompson.

Last September, Thompson's body was found slumped over, inside his wife's car on 8th Street in Moultrie.

Prosecutors believe Thompson died because of a drug deal gone bad. Stafford pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years on probation.

McGee's murder charges were dropped, because there was not enough evidence. He was sentenced to one year for damaging a jail television, which is government property.

Police say this case is closed, they had the right people in jail to begin with.

posted at 6:00PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com