ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Vashon Lafayette Olds is appealing his convictions in Dougherty County of false imprisonment and battery for attacking his former girlfriend in 2009.
His attorneys, Charles Arnold, Jr. and Jeffrey Lee, Jr. of the Dougherty Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office, say the trial court abused its discretion by letting the jury know that he had committed similar acts in the past.
At Olds' trial, two other women testified he had similarly attacked them, and one testified he had attempted to rape her.
Olds was sentenced to 10 years, with the first five to be served in prison under Georgia's repeat offender statute.
He appealed his convictions to the state Court of Appeals, which affirmed the lower court's ruling.
He now wants the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse his convictions and grant him a new trial.
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