Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
A man on trial for a wild and deadly shootout at a Valdosta housing project was found not guilty of murder Tuesday afternoon.
19-year old Sidney Bivins was killed and ten people were wounded at Hudson Dockett November 15, 2009.
Prosecutors say Bernard Sanders intended to kill.
26-year old Bernard Sanders Junior looked relieved in a Lowndes County courtroom after a juror read the not guilty verdict for the shooting and killing Sidney Bivins. His sister says she knew all along he didn't murder Bivins.
"It's a great feeling," said Kimika Hunter. "God is good. God is good. I told him from the beginning it was going to be for the glory of good."
His teary eyed mom said Sanders was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The defense attorney said Sanders was at Hudson Dockett visiting his daughter on that Sunday. Fights broke out. The defense said Sanders fired shots in self-defense to protect himself and his daughter. Sanders was also wounded. Sanders was however convicted of aggravated assault and possession of firearm for shooting Bivins' brother Tevan.
"The murder charge was thrown out," said Hunter. "That's the big thing but we've already knew it wasn't going to stand from the beginning. God told us that."
Prosceutors argued Sanders intended to kill and should be convicted of malice murder. They say Sanders changed his story a few times.
No guns were recovered. Police did recover shellcasings. Investigators say the case was difficult because they didn't get a lot of cooperation from witnesses.
Bernard Sanders will be sentenced on the aggravated assault and firearm possession convictions on May 26th.
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