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Ga. lawmakers consider raising age for juveniles to be charged as...

Georgia is one of the few states that put 17-year-olds convicted of crimes on a path to adult prisons and state lawmakers are considering...

Georgia executes man for 1994 murder, court rejects DNA test plea

A 52-year-old Georgia man was executed late Wednesday night amid mounting pressure for DNA testing on evidence collected more than two decades ago. Ray “Jeff”...

Condemned man’s lawyers push for DNA test as execution looms tonight

Attorneys for a man whose execution is set for Wednesday evening continue to press for more time for DNA testing as time begins to...

Last gavel closes out an era as Georgia’s high court readies...

When Georgia’s top judicial building opened its bronze doors six decades ago, it did so to an all-white, all-male state Supreme Court. And when the...

Ga. high court declines to block condemned man’s execution

The state’s highest court has rejected a condemned man’s plea to halt his new execution date, which is now set for next Wednesday. On Tuesday,...

Georgia high court pushes lawmakers to fix sex offender monitoring

Georgia lawmakers are working to update state laws that govern which sex offenders get sentenced to wear ankle monitors for life after the state’s...

State Supreme Court issues stay of execution over procedural issue

Updated at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday  The state Supreme Court has delayed the execution of a 52-year-old, who was convicted of a 1994 killing in Thomasville,...

State panel rejects plea to delay execution scheduled for Wednesday

A state panel will not halt the execution of a 52-year-old man convicted of a 1994 killing to allow more time for the federal...

Revived ‘hidden predator’ bill stirs legal worries at legislative hearing

A broad range of nonprofit and business organizations are decrying a renewed push to give Georgians who were sexually abused as children more ability...

Condemned Ga. inmate pushes for DNA test he says will prove...

A final-hour plea to be spared from the death penalty is set to be heard Tuesday as a state board considers whether to halt...
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