Jackson v. Georgia

Torico Jackson appealed his convictions for malice murder and related offenses in connection with the 2004 stabbing death of John Ray. On appeal, Jackson claimed the trial court erred: (1) by failing to instruct the jury on the applicable statute of limitation for the relevant non-murder offenses; (2) by admitting certain police reports; and (3) by denying his motion for a mistrial. Jackson also argued trial counsel rendered constitutionally ineffective assistance in a number of ways. Although the Georgia Supreme Court found no reversible error with respect to Jackson’s convictions, the Court determined he was improperly sentenced. Therefore, the Supreme Court affirmed the conviction, vacated the sentence, and remanded for resentencing. View "Jackson v. Georgia" on Justia Law