Court upholds death sentence in Columbus slaying
by Associated Press Wire
March 04, 2013 05:15 AM | 442 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the convictions and death sentence of a man who was 18 when he gunned down a gas station manager in the botched robbery of a Columbus service station in 1990.

The court's unanimous opinion upholding Ward Anthony Brockman's death sentence was released Monday morning.

Prosecutors say he killed Billy Lynn, the afternoon manager of the Premium Oil gas station on Forrest Road in Columbus.

Following his conviction, Brockman's attorneys argued that the trial court and state prosecutors committed more than 30 errors and that their client should not have been sentenced to death. The high court disagreed, saying the evidence was sufficient to find Brockman guilty of the crimes beyond a reasonable doubt.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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