October 10, 2008
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the beating death of an elderly man.
Friday night, 54-year-old John Dodson, Jr. was convicted of murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery.
He beat 82-year-old Willie Wright with a stick while robbing him in a vacant lot on South Jackson Street August 31st. Wright died about a month and a half later.
The jury deliberated four hours before returning the verdict Friday night.
The judge immediately sentenced Dodson to life in prison.