Sentencing for 3 Sheriff’s deputies set for December 29




The federal courthouse in Albany, Ga.

Sentencing for the three former Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies convicted this past summer in federal court is scheduled for December 29.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on the morning of Dec. 29 at the federal courthouse in Albany, Ga.

Originally, the sentencing hearing was scheduled for December 10. However, the attorney for Chris Kines–Kermit Dorough–filed a motion to re-schedule because he would be involved in an unrelated trial starting Dec. 7.

A fourth defendant, former Grady County Sheriff’s deputy Wiley Griffin IV, was found not guilty of violating the constitutional rights of Aaron Parrish.

Here is a review of the jury’s verdicts:

Count 1 – Wiley Griffin IV – violating the constitutional rights of Aaron Parrish – not guilty

Count 2 – Liz Croley – violating the constitutional rights of Aaron Parrish – guilty

Count 3 – Liz Croley – false entries in reports – guilty

Count 4 – Wade Umbach – false entries in reports – not guilty

Count 5 – Chris Kines – false entries in reports – not guilty

Count 6 – Wade Umbach – tampering with a witness – guilty

Count 7 – Chris Kines – tampering with a witness – guilty

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