High court upholds conviction in 2004 Cobb slaying
by AP News Now and Marietta Daily Journal Staff
October 01, 2012 09:23 AM | 1810 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court has upheld the murder conviction of a Decatur man who was found guilty of cutting and stabbing his estranged wife 183 times.

In a unanimous ruling released Monday, the Supreme Court of Georgia rejected Donovan Shane Leger's claims that the Cobb County trial court made numerous errors in handling his case. Instead, the court found there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find Leger guilty of the 2004 slaying.

Authorities say Tracy Leger's body was found by her brother on the ground near her home on Proctor Landing in Acworth. A medical examiner later determined she had been cut, stabbed and sliced 183 times. During a search of Donovan Ledger's home, police found a book entitled "Fugitive: How to Run, Hide and Survive."

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