Court upholds death sentence in Cobb killing
by The Associated Press
March 22, 2014 01:15 AM | 900 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — One of the longest-serving members on Georgia’s death row will remain there.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a death sentence for Brandon Astor Jones on Friday.

Jones was convicted of killing Roger Tackett, the manager of a Tenneco convenience store in Cobb County, during a 1979 robbery. He was sentenced to death.

A federal judge later granted Jones a new sentencing trial because jurors had improperly been allowed to bring a Bible into the deliberation room. He was re-sentenced to death during a 1997 trial.

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