Three one-time sheriff's deputies have been re-indicted on murder charges in the stun gun death of a man in central Georgia
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Three one-time sheriff’s deputies have been re-indicted on murder charges in the stun gun death of a man in central Georgia last year.
The Macon Telegraph reports three former Washington County officers were indicted Tuesday in the death of 58-year-old Eurie Martin of Milledgeville in July 2017.
Former deputies Michael Howell, Henry Lee Copeland and Rhett Scott also were charged with crimes including false imprisonment and assault.
The three were previously indicted in December but a judge threw out the case because a court reporter wasn’t present during grand jury proceedings.
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Martin collapsed after being shocked multiple times by deputies who were checking on a report of a suspicious person. The officers have said Martin’s death resulted from an altercation.