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Augusta man gets 25-year sentence in fatal block party shooting

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An Augusta man on Wednesday received 25 years in prison for his role in a July 2011 block party shooting that killed a man.

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Kevin Nixon is led out of the courtroom after his sentencing. Nixon, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and two weapons charges, received 25 years in prison.    EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Kevin Nixon is led out of the courtroom after his sentencing. Nixon, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and two weapons charges, received 25 years in prison.

Kevin Nixon, 20, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, two weapons charges and aggravated assault after a trial that detailed the gunfight that erupted July 16, 2011, on Aspen Court. A jury acquitted him of malice murder.

Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Fogus told Superior Court Judge David Roper that numerous plea bargains were offered to Nixon but that the defendant refused to take responsibility for his actions. Besides firing the shot that killed Naquan Henderson, 18, Nixon also shot Octavius Davis, then 17, in the back.

Fogus characterized it as gang-related violence that injured two innocent victims.

“They were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Fogus said. Henderson was “killed for nothing.”

Attorney Michael Arrington said on behalf of Nixon that it was the actions of others that precipitated the event. Nixon arrived with no ill will toward anyone and did not bring the gun to the party, Arrington said.

When gunfire broke out, Nixon “was responding to the fact that his brother was being beaten,” Arrington said.

Roper said this was clearly an example of gang violence between the neighborhoods of Barton Village and Meadowbrook.

“We just can’t have this kind of conduct in our society (and) in this community,” Roper said.

Nixon was also given a concurrent sentence of one year in prison for a guilty plea to misdemeanor possession of marijuana in a separate case.

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JRC2024
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JRC2024 09/06/12 - 08:34 am
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Keep him there the entire

Keep him there the entire time. We do not need any more violent people in the area.

DOCBMORE
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DOCBMORE 09/07/12 - 02:11 pm
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I need justice too.

My son was shot in the heart Nov. 11, 2011 and survived with come brain damage. Because the shooter said it was an accident, he will get a plea deal of a terroristc threat instead of aggravated assault. the shooter Kevin Roney will most likely be back on the street by this Christmas.

shay1825
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shay1825 09/08/12 - 08:11 pm
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JUSTICE STILL NOT SERVED

JUSTICE IS NOT SERVED BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE WRONG PERSON. HE IS DOING TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S CRIME. KEVIN NIXON WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND OPEN THESE PEOPLE EYES, AND TO SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE NOT GUILTY.....YOU ARE THE VICTIM IN THIS SITUATION. THIS MAN WILL NOT REST IN PEACE UNTIL HE KNO HIS KILLER IS CAPTURED.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 09/08/12 - 09:42 pm
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Shay, How can he not be

Shay, How can he not be guilty. He also shot another person according to witnesses. Why would he not take the plea deal and take responsibility for his actions. Good lord, he shot two people and you think he is innocent. Wake up.

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