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The Verdict Is In ...

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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

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.

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