Ga. man guilty in '76 death

Ga. man guilty in '76 death

There are 5 comments on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Jan 28, 2011, titled Ga. man guilty in '76 death. In it, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

A 66-year-old Georgia grandfather was convicted Friday of killing a Missouri waitress nearly 35 years ago before going into hiding for the next three decades.

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#1 Jan 28, 2011
Wow. Only took 6 hours to come to that conclusion.
Didn't even talk to the white man she had a date with the night she disappeared.

I'm not sure what to think, but I think it might have taken me more than 6 hours to be persuaded of this mans guilt based on hearsay and a poem.

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#2 Jan 29, 2011
Of course he was guilty - he's black ain't he?
And if you needed more proof, just look at all the white folks smiling and hugging and patting each other on the backs. Yup - they got the Wright guy.

We also need to string up Harry Moore - that lying druggy knew, helped and needs to be held accountable too.

Who got the rope?
Eli

Decatur, IN

#3 Jan 29, 2011
If he does get the death penalty, then Nixon can reverse the court's decision in a New York minute.

He just did on one, so another one won't be anything for him to do the same.

:(

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#4 Jan 30, 2011
Eli, I think I read that they were thinking he would get 10-20 years when sentenced.

Just seems too pat and a decision too quickly reached.
Parker

Decatur, IN

#5 Jan 30, 2011
I know of a case where a jury decided not-guilty when they all knew the guy was guilty from the facts presented during the trial. The jury somehow reached the decision that the case would be thrown out if the jury gave a guilty plea, and it somehow reached the conclusion that the one on trial could be convicted of a lesser crime than the actual murder of the young lady, if it spoke on a not-guilty verdict. Now, I overheard this in a discussion of which I did not participate - but I wonder how these decisions are reached. I really felt sorry for the family when I read the story of the jury decision in the local paper. Been a while back, but I have not forgotten it yet. When you say "too pat," I have to say that I can see your point.

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