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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 Tracy Lashawn Smith was tried with two co-defendants for felony murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery for the beating death of Jerome Walden in 2011.

An Albany jury found Smith guilty of aggravated assault and aggravated battery, but the jury was hung on the felony murder charge, and the judge declared a mistrial on that count.

District Attorney Greg Edwards said he would retry Smith for felony murder. Prior to a retrial, however, Smith filed a plea based on double jeopardy grounds. The trial court denied Smith's "plea of former jeopardy," and Smith now appeals to the state Supreme Court.

Click here for more details on the case.