Convicted killer free on bond

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany man, convicted of murder Wednesday afternoon, is free on bond today.

Louis Floyd Jr. was found guilty of malice, felony murder, aggravated assault, and use of a knife in a crime.

Prosecutors say Floyd stabbed William Jackson in August 2013 at an Albany motel in an apparent love triangle.

Floyd had been on bond under house arrest and electronic monitoring since December 2013, with breathing difficulties exasperated by the jail.

Despite prosecutors' objections, Judge Willie Lockette allowed Floyd to stay on bond until sentencing.

"With a matter such as a conviction, the circumstances are , of course, from the state's viewpoint changed. Of course this is certainly, totally within the discretion of the court to allow it or not," said Dougherty D. A. Greg Edwards.

Floyd will be sentenced within two weeks. Tina Harrell was also convicted of murder and remains in jail.

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