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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Leesburg -- Donnie Spillers is still facing a civil suit filed by the family of Wesley Beaver. And the trial of that suit will be a little different than the trial of the criminal charges.
Much of the evidence used in Donnie Spillers' criminal trial will haunt him again, but in the wrongful death civil suit more evidence will be introduced.
Beaver Family Attorney T. Gamble said, "There's a lot of evidence that can be brought into the civil case that was not brought into the criminal case, most especially Donnie Spillers can not hide, he's got to testify at the civil trial."
That's because in a civil case, the prosecution can compel a witness, in this case the defendant, to take the stand. "We can compel him, and we will," Gamble said.
But that witness doesn't have to answer and can plead the fifth. "Donnie's got a lot of things to answer about, and understand, they can talk about his clean record, but we know for sure he's had this past type conduct in the past. He's done something similar in Moultrie," said Gamble.
Unlike the criminal trial, evidence that might be relevant to the case is admissible. "You can talk about prior bad acts by Donnie Spillers, you can talk about other circumstances that have arisen with the Sheriff's department, the standard of proof is different," said Gamble.
Like the O. J. Simpson case, a jury could return a much different verdict. "It is a much more likely event that you will him find to be responsible for the killing of Wesley Beaver in a Civil trial," said Gamble.
Gamble must wait until the appeal process expires before he can begin to depose potential witnesses. The suit names Lee County, the State of Georgia, Sheriff Harold Breeden, and Donnie Spillers as defendants.
The Beaver Family is asking for over $10 million in damages.