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Augusta man acquitted of murder in 2010 shooting

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Desmond Anthony was acquitted of murder Wednesday morning after jurors weighed conflicting testimony about the night 20-year-old Samuel Carroll Jr. was shot to death.

Desmond Anthony (above) was acquitted of killing Samuel Carroll Jr.  SPECIAL
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Desmond Anthony (above) was acquitted of killing Samuel Carroll Jr.


Anthony was indicted on charges of murder, criminal attempt to commit robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after he turned himself in to investigators Nov. 29, 2010, the day after the homicide at Fairway Village Apartments on Richmond Hill Road.

The jury’s forewoman, Kathy Thorn­ton, said after the verdict that the jury couldn’t overcome the conflicting statements of the state’s key witness, Jamar Woodard. Woodard was one of four people present during the shooting, which testimony presented as a robbery staged as a drug deal.

“Basically we felt they didn’t prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Thornton said.

Anthony’s co-defendant, Pierre Horton, faces identical charges. His case has not been resolved.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/12/12 - 05:00 am
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Wow

This rarely happens. Who was his attorney? Whoever it was did a great job.

nevertoolate
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nevertoolate 07/12/12 - 06:49 am
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Sometimes you get a second chance in life...

Rarely does a street thug get a second chance to start all over after being charged with such a vicious, violent crime. Hopefully, for the good of all, he will change his wicked ways and become a productive member of society. Yes, I know he was not found guilty but neither was he innocent and he WAS in the vicinity of a premeditated crime that was going down so I think all the indications point to some involvement at some level...just sayin' I hope he has learned his lesson and doesn't fall into the same old trap.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 07/12/12 - 07:30 am
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breakout the chystal and the
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breakout the chystal and the hennessey he's innocent..."he be not did nuthin" now that he's had a vacation it's back to the streets and his old job maybe he will take out another "thug" or get taken out himself, his mom need another occassion (other than in da club) to wear her "cititrends" outfit

JoeRobinson
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JoeRobinson 07/12/12 - 10:01 am
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Dixieman, Mr. Anthony was

Dixieman, Mr. Anthony was represented by Maureen Floyd, as indicated by a prior article, as well as Sarah Floyd Blake.

scorehouse
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scorehouse 07/12/12 - 05:57 pm
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floyds
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so the floyds got off pretty boy floyd. homey is now bullet proof. 12 months is the over/under before he visits the courtroom again. i'll take the under.

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bubbasauce 07/13/12 - 09:18 am
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I was a juror a few months

I was a juror a few months ago and the woman lawyer,forget her name but she was concentrating so much on a witness, not the accused that the man almost got off scott free. Sounds to me like this is the same lawyer using the same tacktics, except this time it worked with the jurors and this man got off. What has this world come to? What a shame.

JoeRobinson
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JoeRobinson 07/13/12 - 11:39 am
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Bubbasause, what is shameful

Bubbasause, what is shameful about this? A jury determined that Mr. Anthony was not guilty of the crimes he was charged with. Would you prefer that an innocent man be sent to prison? Would that not be a shame?

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