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Death penalty sought in Wadley slaying

Friday, July 18, 2014 4:11 PM
Last updated 6:56 PM
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LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman said Friday he will seek the death penalty for Anthony Mereal Lemon, charged earlier this year in the kidnapping, assault and slaying of a 29-year-old Sandersville woman.

Lemon faced a preliminary hearing before Superior Court Judge Bobby Reeves when Altman made the statement.

Lemon, 37, of Wadley was arrested in June in the death of Jamillah Mia Holmes. A county worker discovered her body May 12 at a trash dump site on River Road near Wadley.

Lemon was charged with one count of murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of kidnapping, one count of false imprisonment, one count of rape and one count of aggravated sodomy.

After Special Agent Hayle Deloach of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation described the evidence against Lemon and was questioned by Lemon’s attorney, the judge bound the case over to the grand jury and denied Lemon bond.

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jimmymac 07/18/14 - 06:09 pm

It won't happen. Killing one person never gets the death penalty. Killing multiple victims might get it but it doesn't mean it will happen anytime soon. Usually it's .-30 years before and most die of natural causes before it happens. Texas is the only state where the death penalty comes pretty fast and then it's still about 10 years.

corgimom 07/19/14 - 04:20 pm
Lemon is a registered sex

Lemon is a registered sex offender, convicted of rape.

That kind of scum never ever changes.

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