Dougherty Co. murder trial appeal to go in front of GA Supreme Court

Monquez Jackson, indicted for murder of Anthony Westbrook. (Source: Albany Police Department)
Monquez Jackson, indicted for murder of Anthony Westbrook. (Source: Albany Police Department)
Published: May. 7, 2019 at 9:15 PM EDT|Updated: May. 7, 2019 at 9:16 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia State Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a a Dougherty County murder case Wednesday.

A Dougherty County trial court judge dismissed murder charges against Monquez Jackson in 2017.

The State is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to appeal the decision.

Anthony Westbrook was found nude in a west Albany dump site in 2012.

In April 2015, Jackson, his wife, Sade Britt, and her brother Dwayne Britt, and Tomeka Porter were indicted by a Dougherty County Grand Jury for the murder of Westbrook.

Anthony Westbrook. (Source: Family)
Anthony Westbrook. (Source: Family)

The State, Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards in this case, is appealing a judge’s dismissal of murder charges against Jackson.

Sade and Dewayne Britt and Porter pleaded guilty to less serious crimes.

The judge ruled Edwards made an improper statement in his closing argument, and said the DA purposefully tried to get a mistrial in the case so Jackson could be tried again.

Edwards denies that.

Edwards and Jackson’s attorney, Ingrid Driskell, with argue their cases in front of the Georgia Supreme Court.

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