One man gets life, another acquitted

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 6:45 PM
Last updated Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 10:58 AM
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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.

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mable8
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mable8 09/16/10 - 09:02 pm
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It's amazing that the

It's amazing that the co-defendent was found not guilty on all accounts; something just isn't right here. I suppose we'll have to see another victim before Bonner is behind bars.

albertoli
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albertoli 09/17/10 - 12:07 am
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I am sure they will correct

I am sure they will correct the copy after I post this, but once again, the Augusta Comical does not edit its unfocused writers who don't read, and reread thier copy. This is a paste and copy: They were accused of breaking into the victim’s home, holding his grandmother at gunpoint and shooting him.

Hey kids, a grandmother is a "she" not a "him". Or did they shoot the one holding the grandmaother at gunpoint? Not clear, which is not good, fragmenting your sentences.

Reminds me of a young woman they had in the early 90's. She was a hoot. You had to reread almost everything she wrote to get the gist of it.

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johnston.cliff 09/17/10 - 06:05 am
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Not guilty on all accounts?

Not guilty on all accounts? Didn't the grandmother get held a gunpoint while Jez was executed? No imprisonment or kidnapping charges?

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 09/17/10 - 06:06 am
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albertoli, the AC must have

albertoli, the AC must have rewritten this article since you read it last night. The "him" refers to the victim, not the grandmother.
You weren't sampling the vino last night, were you?

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treerock 09/17/10 - 08:33 am
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what's a grandmaother?

what's a grandmaother? perhaps, albertoli, you should take your own advice.

"Not clear, which is not good, fragmenting your sentences." you just committed that which you complained about.

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corgimom 09/17/10 - 07:07 am
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The sentence is perfectly

The sentence is perfectly clear. The victim, Jezreel, is male.

They didn't say "her" because the grandmother wasn't the one who was shot.

"Hammond was killed in his Royal Street home"- since it said HIS home, yes, I understood that it wasn't the grandmother.

It's not fragmented at all.

getalife
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getalife 09/17/10 - 07:25 am
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The article is not the best

The article is not the best written, but when will people commenting learn to spell their??

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 09/17/10 - 07:37 am
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I agree with you "getalife".

I agree with you "getalife". If one is to chastise others about their grammar and proofreading capabilities, shouldn't one be proficient in THEIR own first? Of course the last sentence could have been more clear as to who was actually shot, since it does give the impression that the grandmother was held hostage and shot. There must be very lax requirements for graduating from journalism school these days.

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BennyS 09/17/10 - 08:33 am
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Sounds like a plea deal to

Sounds like a plea deal to me. But not to worry, Bonner will show up in the crime section real soon. They seem to think that if they get away with it once, then it's O.K. to do it again.

NORTH AUGUSTA
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NORTH AUGUSTA 09/17/10 - 08:37 am
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Both these thugs should be

Both these thugs should be doing life ! One rolled over on the other!

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grinder48 09/17/10 - 10:08 am
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"acquitted on all counts"?
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"acquitted on all counts"? So Bonner didn't have any role in it whatsoever?

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Rolling Eyes 09/17/10 - 10:43 am
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Is the moral to this story if

Is the moral to this story if you plan to commit a break-in, kidnap and murder that, its best take along an accomplice so that if you get caught you can turn on them and walk out a free man to do it all over again?

Where is the justice for the grandmother who was held with a gun to her head in her own home as her grandson was beaten and shot to death before her very eyes? The man who held her is now a free man, how can this poor woman ever feel safe again?

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follower 09/17/10 - 03:11 pm
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Albertoli, let's examine the

Albertoli, let's examine the spelling and grammatical trainwreck you posted.....nevermind. You'd have to be here to get it.

On to more important things. Agreed "Rolling". Turning states evidence removes ALL charges for the accomplice? There was obviously little evidence without his testimony, or the negotiator needs more schooling.

But as a previous poster pointed out, we've not heard the last of Bonner.
I just hate there will be another victim.

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MZ_BONNER 10/07/10 - 03:14 am
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WE DON'T CARE WHAT YALL

WE DON'T CARE WHAT YALL OTHER'S HAVE TO SAY, MY MAN HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT MURDER, THATS WHY HE WAS FOUND (NOT GUILTY!)....NONE OF YALL KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THATS WHY YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR OPINIONS TO YOURSELF.... MY MAN IAN BONNER IS HERE TO STAY AN IM GOING TO MAKE SURE OF THAT!!... DUCES!!! :)

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