Mon., July 5, 2010 1:37pm (EDT)

Court Upholds Debutante Killer's Conviction
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
At a courthouse, such as this one in Savannah, the Georgia Supreme Court verified Huckabee's conviction.
At a courthouse, such as this one in Savannah, the Georgia Supreme Court verified Huckabee's conviction.
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence for a man charged with driving the getaway car in the murder of a Savannah debutante.


Kevin Huckabee was convicted in 2006 in the killing of 19-year-old Jennifer Ross. She was shot in the back during the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2005 when a group attempted to rob her and a group of friends in Savannah's historic district shortly after she was presented as a debutante.


The court unanimously upheld Huckabee's conviction on Monday. It rejected arguments that the trial court made mistakes during jury selection and when giving instructions to the jury. Huckabee's lawyers also said alibi evidence should have been admitted.


The life sentences of co-defendants Webster Wilson and Michael Thorpe were upheld last year.