Augusta man's murder conviction upheld

The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the murder conviction of an Augusta man Monday.

The court found Irving Folston, 24, was fairly tried and convicted of murder in Richmond County Superior Court for the May 1, 2008, shooting death of 23-year-old Antonio M. President. Folston is serving a sentence of life in prison plus 30 years.

According to testimony, Folston gave a gun to Levaughn Sloans and told him to kill President. The victim was gunned down in front of a store at Wheeless and Milledgeville roads.

Sloans was also convicted of murder. He is serving a sentence of life in prison plus 35 years.

 

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