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Man accused of capital murder in elderly Augusta woman's death returns to court

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 1:22 PM
Last updated 7:27 PM
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As the fourth anniversary of Martha Greene’s death passed this week, the man accused of killing her and shooting her husband was back in court Thursday for what is supposed to be his last hearing before his capital murder trial.

Kelvin Johnson, 28, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to a number of charges.

Before Johnson’s death penalty trial can begin, the judge has allowed the defense team to appeal at least one issue to the Georgia Supreme Court: Was Judge J. David Roper correct when he ruled the prosecution may introduce evidence that Johnson also stands accused in unrelated burglary and rape cases if a jury finds him guilty of murder in Greene’s death.

Greene, 69, was at home the evening of Aug. 26, 2009, and her husband, Tilman “T.C.” Greene, was working in his garage at their Plantation Road home when a man riding a bike stopped at their house. The man approached Tilman Greene and pointed a gun at him. Greene tried to wrestle the gun away and was shot in the face, according to reports. The assailant entered the house, shot his wife and stole a big-screen television and the couple’s truck.

At the time of the attack, Johnson had been out of prison for three months.

He was indicted separately on the unrelated burglary and rape charges after his arrest in the killing.

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Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 08/29/13 - 02:09 pm
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Four Years ?? Really ??

You've got to be kidding me. We should have already tried this guy, and probably should already be done with his appeals, prior to execution. He had only been out of the joint, three months !!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/29/13 - 02:27 pm
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You just can't get through to some people.

This sorry individual clearly didn't get the lessons in Sunday School, and his education experiences apparently didn't prepare him for much. Still, how smart does a person really have to be to understand that there are better ways to get a TV?

Smarter than this one.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/29/13 - 02:44 pm
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He didn't want a TV; he

He didn't want a TV; he wanted the drugs he would purchase, after pawning or selling the TV.

Much easier to rob innocent unknowing people, than to rob a violent drug dealer, who is probably armed to the tee himself!! Plus, drug dealers usually don't call the police to report the robbery, they handle the revenge themselves!!

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 08/29/13 - 03:19 pm
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Hats off to his gf

She drove to Food Lion and alerted authorities that he might be involved in this crime!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/29/13 - 06:16 pm
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The Wheels of Justice turn Slowly,

but maybe they will eventually roll over him.

More than likely the Defense Lawyer will argue
his client has not been given a speedy trial next.

jmo
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jmo 08/29/13 - 07:37 pm
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This sorry piece....

of scum should have already been tried, convicted and EXECUTED. Our justice system is lacking.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/29/13 - 09:10 pm
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Justice delayed...

...is justice denied.

dogwood1
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dogwood1 08/29/13 - 10:49 pm
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parole

thank you parole board .You release Augusta finist.
hope you sleep good .this guy is a scum lets
send him to hell

KSL
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KSL 08/30/13 - 04:55 am
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Sooner than later! Way

Sooner than later! Way sooner.

Way too much newspaper ink, among other resources, has been taken up on him.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/30/13 - 07:55 am
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So what do we do folks?

Do we wear guns while working in our yards....garages..have we had enough YET.....insane & senseless crap going on & we all know it....soon that part of town will dry up...bye bye taxpayers & hello punks....Detroit coming soon to an area near YOU!!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/30/13 - 09:27 am
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Tell me it
Unpublished

ain't so! A negro is a killer.

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