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Three Middle Georgia Deputies won’t face murder charges after fatally tasing a mentally ill Black man

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Washington County, Georgia – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that three former Middle Georgia Deputies will not face murder charges.

Claiming that they only acted in self-defense, Michael Howell, Rhett Scott, and Henry Copeland, fatally tased 58-year-old, Eurie Martin, during a July day in 2017 when he resisted arrest.

Hayward Altman, District Attorney for the Middle Georgia community has stated that he will be appealing the decision, ” we feel very confident it will be overturned.”

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