Homerville murder trial ends for remaining two suspects

Homerville murder trial ends for remaining two suspects
Posley, Freeney, and Monroe (Source: Clinch Co.)
Posley, Freeney, and Monroe (Source: Clinch Co.)

CLINCH CO., GA (WALB) - The trial for the remaining two suspects in a Homerville murder trial ended with mixed verdicts Thursday evening.

The jury handed down decisions for Trevor Dennard Posley and Steven Maurice Monroe for the murder of Clay Cross in 2014.

Monroe was found guilty on all but five charges of the more than 40 he faced. He will serve life plus 190 years in prison.

Some of those charges were malice and felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a fire arm during a crime.

Posley was found not guilty.

Dexter Jamal Freeney, the third suspect, agreed to a plea deal in return for his testimony against Posley and Monroe. He is currently in prison.

In the indictment, prosecutors said Posley, Freeney, and Monroe killed 22-year-old Cross on May 10, 2014 as part of gang activity at the 912 Club in Homerville.

According to a report, gang members fired a shot into the club at other gang members. That shot ricocheted and hit Cross, killing him.

Court documents showed the indictment included 30 charges against the three related to gang activity.

There was heavy law enforcement in the court room when the decision came down, including the GBI, GSP and local agencies.

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