Mon., February 4, 2013 2:02pm
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling dismissing charges against Bobby Lavon Buckner, who was accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl in 2003 in Chatham County.
Wed., January 11, 2012 6:30am
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled an Atlanta man has not been denied his right to a speedy trial, even though it’s been more than six years since his first arrest. The court sided with investigators who said the case required a complex and time-consuming investigation, resulting in the delay.
Mon., November 7, 2011 6:41am
A death penalty defendant who has been awaiting trial for a Gwinnett County killing since March 2005 is asking Georgia's top court to dismiss all charges for violations of his right to a speedy trial for the second time in less than two years. Georgia's top court will also consider a free-speech challenge to the state's law against assisted suicide brought by four members of a suicide group charged with helping a cancer-stricken man kill himself.