Woman, daughter on trial in aggravated assault case

The trial of a woman and her daughter accused of aggravated assault resumes this morning in Richmond County Superior Court.

Lemoria T. Carter, 36, and Shervonia C. Carter, 23, and have pleaded not guilty to the charge, and in opening statements Tuesday, defense attorneys told the jury that their witnesses will testify neither woman struck the victim in the face with a broken beer bottle.

Assistant District Attorney Melissa Marks said she expects the evidence to show that Lemoria Carter wielded the broken glass and that her daughter joined in the attack on Jameka Germany on Oct. 14, 2010.

A number of witnesses are expected to be called by prosecutor Marks and defense attorneys William Sussman and Lee Prescott. who represent the mother and daughter, respectively.

Witnesses will be called to describe what happened in the early-morning hours after the defendants, victim and others went to clubs before heading to the Waffle House in Southgate Plaza for breakfast.

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