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Accused killer has death penalty hearing

Gregory Keith Evans (Dougherty Co. Sheriff) Gregory Keith Evans (Dougherty Co. Sheriff)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

At a death penalty hearing for an Albany man charged with killing a toddler, defense lawyers questioned the constitutionality of the make-up of the grand jury that indicted him.

Gregory Evans is charged with murdering 19-month-old Janaysia Stevenson in March 2011. He was re-indicted on ten charges. Including murder, in February 2015.

Prosecutors got that second indictment to make sure the grand jury was diverse enough, but the District Attorney says defense attorneys Monday still argued its constitutionality.
    
Prosecutors hope the death penalty trial can be held next year. "We are trying to schedule all of the hearings that are related to pre-trial motions so that we can get them done by the end of this calendar year," said Greg Edwards. Dougherty D. A.      

The next pre-trial hearing in the death penalty murder charge is September 12th.

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