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Augusta man sentenced to life for killing estranged wife

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 3:23 PM
Last updated Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 1:31 AM
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An Augusta man who killed his estranged wife because he thought she was going to end their marriage was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 10 years.

Harvey J. Mitchell, 32, pleaded guilty in Richmond Coun­ty Superior Court to murder and weapon charges.  SPECIAL
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Harvey J. Mitchell, 32, pleaded guilty in Richmond Coun­ty Superior Court to murder and weapon charges.

Harvey J. Mitchell, 32, pleaded guilty in Richmond Coun­ty Superior Court to murder and weapon charges.

Keya Mitchell, 34, had left her husband and was living with her mother in Cedar­wood Apartments in August 2012. Although she had requested an order of protection, the petition was withdrawn July 10.

In the early hours of Aug. 19, 2012, Mitchell forced his way into the apartment and shot Keya Mitchell in front of her mother, Assistant District Attor­ney Robert Homlar said.

She was shot three times before Mitchell left. When arrested a short time later, Mitchell still had the murder weapon and had the victim’s blood on his shoes, Homlar said.

The couple had been separated for several months, and Mitch­ell was following his estranged wife on the night of the shooting, said defense attorney Michael Arrington, of the public defender’s office.

When he overheard her saying she was going to leave him permanently, Mitchell retrieved the handgun from his car and went into the apartment.

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Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 12/05/13 - 05:02 pm
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And another should've

And another should've received the needle, but that won't ever happen in Richmond or Columbia counties...

jmo
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jmo 12/05/13 - 07:28 pm
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Come on Marinerman1

In your heart you know this fine, upstanding young man can be rehabilitated.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/05/13 - 07:50 pm
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Another
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democrat who will be allowed to vote from behind bars if the democrats have their way.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/05/13 - 09:57 pm
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That he can jmo, in the

That he can jmo, in the ground.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/06/13 - 10:11 am
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So many sick minds these days

and one wonders what causes it. I send my sympathy to the family of this young woman - it did not have to end this way. People don't respect life less and less.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/06/13 - 12:14 pm
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Just another very late term abortion. Inconvenienced me judge..
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Just another very late term abortion. Inconvenienced me you see..

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/06/13 - 12:14 pm
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Or early euthanasia. Both will be fashionable very soon.
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Or early euthanasia. Both will be fashionable very soon.

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jimmymac 12/06/13 - 12:59 pm
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What does it take to sentence a obviously guilty murderer to death on Richmond County? The whole judicial system is far too lenient on criminals and it's the fault of judges and prosecutors. It's time to clean house at the next election. Can you imagine the horror of the victims mom seeing her murdered before her eyes? If ever a thug deserved the needle it's this guy.

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