The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life sentence for the man who lured an Augusta doctor to his home then strangled and beat him to death. Charles Mann.
In the Nov. Riggs told Mann to bring cash, a laptop and beer to his home, according to a court filing. When Mann arrived, Riggs invited him inside and took him to the bedroom.
Riggs went to the bathroom while Mann undressed. Mann turned to leave the room, and Riggs attacked him from behind, put him in a headlock, and choked him until he passed out. Mann had extensive injuries to his neck and head, including fractured vertebrae, a fractured hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage, petechial hemorrhages indicative of strangulation, and extensive blunt force trauma to the mouth, face, and head, including open wounds, displaced teeth, a fractured jaw, and broken facial bones.
The medical examiner attributed the death to strangulation and blunt force head trauma. Riggs was later arrested and confessed to killing Mann.
A jury convicted Riggs on all counts in October and the court sentenced him to life in prison without parole. Riggs filed a motion for a new trial that November, but a trial court denied the motion in September Connect with us About.
in. Log into your. Forgot your password?
Password recovery. Recover your password. Atlanta Crime.
Georgia Supreme Court upholds conviction in gay Craigslist murder. By Project Q Staff.
September 9, Add this share. The U. Department of Justice last month renewed an investigation into whether Georgia prisons protect LGBTQ inmates from sexual abuse by staff and other .
Thanks to a pair of forensic genealogists in Massachusetts, trans cold Gender nonconforming person beaten, puppy stolen in Midtown Patrick Saunders - September 16, 0. An armed robber pistol-whipped a year-old gender nonconforming person in his Midtown home last month then stole the victim's puppy.
The suspect is still Q ATLus. The present moment is always made of both history and hopes.
As the entire city collectively tries to channel the first Braves World Series win sinceGame 3 photos prove Woofs Atlanta is the If you build it, they will come. The "Thrive " Load more. Superhero party swoops in on Halloween at Future November 1, Connect with us About Advertise Contact Subscribe.