Supreme Court upholds Augusta man’s murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction of an Augusta man who fatally shot another man inside a hotel room in 2010.

In an opinion released Monday, the court found Timothy G. Cain, 27, was fairly tried and convicted in October 2011 for the murder of 38-year-old Calvin Davis.

Cain fatally shot Davis on June 19, 2010, in front of two women in a room at the Economy Inn on Deans Bridge Road. In addition to the eyewitnesses, there was a sheriff office report filed by Cain’s mother the night before the killing that she feared her son was going to commit a robbery.

A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted Cain of murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly sentenced Cain to the mandatory life in prison plus five years.