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Trial ends with guilty plea

March 1, 2007


Albany - A surprise guilty plea today from an Albany man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend.

28-year old Travis Smith shocked prosecutors by telling them he wanted to plead guilty to the murder of Dougherty county jailer Tasha George.  She was gunned down in the yard of her temple avenue home last June 16th.

Prosecutors say George and smith had dated, and he killed her when she broke off their relationship.

After Smith agreed to plea, a Dougherty Superior Court judge immediately sentenced him to life in prison.

He was also sentenced to ten years on a firearms charge.

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