Prosecutors seek death penalty in east Ga. slaying | News
The Augusta Chronicle reports Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman announced his intention Friday to pursue a death sentence for 37-year-old Anthony Mereal Lemon of Wadley.
Lemon was charged last month with murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape and sodomy in the slaying of 29-year-old Jamillah Mia Holmes of Sandersville. A county worker found her body May 12 at a garbage collection site near Wadley.
The decision to seek death of Lemon was announced during a preliminary hearing in Superior Court. Lemon has been jailed without bond.