High court affirms Augusta murder conviction


The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed today the murder conviction in the case of an Augusta man with a history of domestic violence who murdered his ex-girlfriend on April 14, 2007.

Jimmy Lee Jones was fairly tried and convicted in Richmond County Superior Court for the murder of 31-year-old Latoya Singleton, the state’s highest court found. Jones broke into Singleton’s home and shot her in the back of the head, leaving her 8-month-old daughter crying next to her body.

Jones, whose priors included an aggravated assault charge for shooting his common-law wife repeatedly in July 1996, was sentenced in June 2008 to life in prison plus 20 years for Singleton’s murder and related crimes.



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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