Georgia Supreme Court overturns 2015 murder conviction

Crime & Safety

Dewey Calhoun Green

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of a man found guilty of intentionally running over a woman with his car.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the court reversed 28-year-old Dewey Calhoun Green’s 2015 malice and felony murder convictions on Thursday. The court said key witness testimony that may’ve affected the jury’s verdict was excluded from trial. It’s unclear whether the case will be retried.

Prosecutors previously argued that Green rear-ended 53-year-old Janice Pitts’ SUV before backing up and intentionally running her over as she surveyed the damage.

The newspaper reports an accident re-constructionist who had planned on testifying the crash could’ve been unintentional wasn’t permitted to take the stand because the defense didn’t submit written reports of his opinions. The court now says he was erroneously barred from testifying.

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