Brooks Co. man guilty of involuntary manslaughter, agg. assault

Brooks Co. man guilty of involuntary manslaughter, agg. assault
Superior Court Judge Richard M. Cowart
Superior Court Judge Richard M. Cowart

QUITMAN, GA (WALB) - A Brooks County man was awaiting sentencing as of Friday, after being found guilty of killing a man in 2014.

A jury convicted Quinton Childs of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday for hitting and killing Daniel Sutton with a car during a New Year's party on January 1st, 2014.

Childs was also convicted on two counts of aggravated assault for hitting Daniel Sutton's son, Matthew Sutton, with the car and for pointing a shotgun at someone else at the party.

Even though prosecutors were pursuing a felony murder charge and three counts of aggravated assault, they were happy with the verdict.

"Most certainly, this is a win for our office," said Southern Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant District Attorney Brad Shealy. "We think that based on the facts of the case that the verdict is a fair verdict and it certainly is one that gives the victim justice based on the facts of the case."

As of Friday morning, a sentencing date had not been set.

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