One Augusta man was given a life sentence this afternoon while another was acquitted in the trial for the murder of Jezreel Hammond.
Hammond was killed in his Royal Street home in October 2008. Cornelius Moore, who was 16 years old at the time of the shooting, received two life sentences plus 55-years for two murder and other charges, authorities said. His co-defendant, Ian Gemell Bonner, was acquitted on all counts.
They were accused of breaking into the victim’s home, holding his grandmother at gunpoint and shooting him.