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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

All three men currently awaiting death penalty trials in Dougherty County were re-indicted by the Grand Jury to satisfy appeals based on a new Georgia law passed in July.

Attorneys for Gregory Evans, Allen Robinson and Dontravius Thomas had all filed pre-trial appeals of their murder indictments based on the new law.

It requires a central state office to create grand jury and trial jury pools rather than county officials.

"That there is any claim that these grand juries were not representative of the community are removed by the fact that we have re-indicted those cases in front of a grand jury that has been part of this new process," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty D.A.

 The death penalty trials for all three men have not been scheduled yet.

Two South Georgia women are accused of stealing the Irwin County Sheriff's identity and using it to buy merchandise at the Albany Walmart. 

The Dougherty County Grand Jury indicted Judith Bailey of Albany for using a counterfeit check to buy hundreds of dollars worth of clothes last November.

The check used the name of Irwin County Sheriff Donnie Youghn. 

36-year old Katrina Wright was also indicted.

Accused of leading a huge counterfeit check operation that stole tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise from stores in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

"Anybody can be a victim.  And it just speaks to the notion that everyone needs to take steps to check your credit history, check your credit cards, check your bank statements," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty D.A.

Ben Hill and Irwin County law enforcers arrested Wright at her Fitzgerald home in December where they busted what they called a major fraudulent check cashing operation being run out of her home.

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