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Augusta men sentenced to life terms in prison for armed robberies

Friday, June 14, 2013 2:19 PM
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Two Augusta men convicted of committing armed robberies have each been sentenced to life in prison.

A Richmond County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted Derrell L. McNair, 20, and Andrew L. Dunn, 18, for armed holdups in spring 2012. One of their victims, Saxon Washington, was killed in a house fire about four months later.

The robberies, from March 25 to April 8, 2012, ended with McNair’s and Dunn’s arrests after Dunn was shot fleeing the scene of the last robbery on Watkins Street.

McNair had been out of prison for one month before the robberies began. He was paroled on a 10-year prison sentence imposed in 2008 for burglary. In that case, he was a juvenile when he was arrested with father and son Clarence and Jordash Tanksley after a burglary led to a shootout with a store owner. The Tanksleys were convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to life in prison.

Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced McNair to four life terms plus 20 years. He sentenced Dunn to five life terms plus 25 years.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/14/13 - 02:25 pm
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Good for Judge Padgett

"McNair had only been out of prison for a month before the robberies began. He was paroled on a 10-year prison sentence imposed in 2008 for burglary."

"Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced McNair to four life terms plus 20 years"

This guy had his chance to rehab, but instead he chose to be a worthless criminal. I sincerely hope he never walks free again.

JustSpeakingMyMind
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JustSpeakingMyMind 06/14/13 - 02:58 pm
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Parole

How do you get parole after only serving less than 3 years of a 10 year sentence?

David Parker
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David Parker 06/14/13 - 03:10 pm
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3 for 1

Unless it's federal time or aggravated/depraved, most sentences are 2 for 1 or 3:1 , etc. Then behavior, time-served, transition/diagnostics time. Whatever the sentence is, there is further math involved to determine actually how much someone will sit in the slamma

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/14/13 - 03:35 pm
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Are these sentences to be served concurrently or consecutively?

That will determine whether or not these sociopathic morons ever walk the streets again.

younameit
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younameit 06/14/13 - 05:13 pm
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OCGA 17-10-6.1

Georgia law requires a person sentenced to life for armed robbery to serve 30 years before they may be considered for parole the first time.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/14/13 - 05:19 pm
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Chain gangs,
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chain gangs, chain gangs. Work these punks 16 hours a day when convicted the first time.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/14/13 - 05:20 pm
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And pray
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that they try to escape.

Darby
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Darby 06/14/13 - 10:41 pm
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"McNair had only been out of

"McNair had only been out of prison for a month before the robberies began."

.
The robberies that we know about.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/16/13 - 03:33 pm
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We need lots more of these

We need lots more of these life sentences....with no chance of parole. The younger we get them off the streets the better. The "rehabilitation" folks have totally failed us and the repeat offender rate proves it. Lock 'em up for life, first time, every time.

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