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Judge considers death penalty for convicted murder

Confusion was a word heard a lot during a death penalty hearing Thursday at the Dougherty County Courthouse. (Source: WALB) Confusion was a word heard a lot during a death penalty hearing Thursday at the Dougherty County Courthouse. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Confusion was a word heard a lot during a death penalty hearing Thursday at the Dougherty County Courthouse.

Greg Evans, 33, is charged with murdering 19 month old Janaysia Stevenson in March 2011.

His defense team, the Capital Defenders, argued that the Grand Jury that indicted Evans did not meet constitutionally mandated diversity standards.

One expert testified why he believes the Grand Jury was not a fair cross section of the community.

But the judge and prosecutors said there was confusion over the numbers used to reach that conclusion.

Prosecutors said Evans savagely beat the little girl injuring her liver, kidneys, and intestines.

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