Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID. Search WALB APPS, and install our weather andMore >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
January 16, 2006
Bainbridge, Georgia-- Former District Attorney, Brown Moseley, is leading a charge against Georgia's sentence review panel. "We're contending that their entire existence is not supported by the Georgia constitution," he says.
Moseley's lawsuit stems from Sandra Widner's plea bargain of voluntary manslaughter. She shot her boyfriend, Truett Turner, in Calhoun County in 2002. The plea was accepted by the judge, the victim's family, and Widner, but last year, her sentence was reduced from 15 to eight years.
"If you look at the Georgia constitution, it specifically names the courts of this state that have judicial power. They are not named," says Moseley. Tuesday in Atlanta, Moseley will argue to the Georgia Supreme Court that the three judge panel violated its own rules. "They don't review a negotiated sentence unless there are extraordinary circumstances. There were none shown," says Moseley.
If Moseley's challenge prevails, Widner's original sentence could be reinstated, and the law creating the panel thrown out. "Every judge in this state ought to be embarrassed and humiliated with what this panel did on this case. It is a joke," says Moseley. A possibility that will be decided within four months.
Moseley says only the Board of Pardons and Paroles should be able to review and change sentences.