Jury finds man guilty of murder
by Jessica Loeding
Mar 28, 2013 | 2905 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A jury Wednesday returned a verdict following two days of testimony in the trial of Ted Robinson.

Robinson faced charges in the death of Timothy Buck, 46, of Marietta, who was found shot once in the head June 25, 2011, at a Harvest Way residence in Emerson.

According to Assistant District Attorney Mickey Thacker, Robinson was found guilty of murder, three counts of felony murder — special presentment, armed robbery, two counts of burglary — special presentment and two counts of possession of firearm during the commission of a crime — special presentment. Robinson pled guilty to one count of possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Robinson, whose trial began Monday afternoon, was the third defendant in the case — Justin C. Wise and Antonio S. Linley pled guilty Friday in Bartow County Superior Court. Wise received life plus five years for the crimes of felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to a press release from District Attorney Rosemary Greene. Linley will be sentenced at a later date; Robinson is set to be sentenced in Judge Scott Smith’s courtroom April 16 at 9 a.m.

During testimony Monday, residents said Robinson was seen around the home, but no one inside the house reported hearing the gunshot. Neighbors testified during the trial that they heard a single shot about 1 a.m.

Linley, too, took the stand, testifying that Robinson had supplied the weapon. Buck reportedly had about $1,000 in cash, but the men were not able to retrieve the money.

The jury took just a few hours to deliberate, according to courtroom officials, returning their verdict early Wednesday afternoon.

Man sentenced in vehicular homicide

Tuesday morning Chalon Trevor Furtado was sentenced following his trial last week.

Furtado was charged in connection with the death of 26-year-old Christopher David Danko. Furtado was driving a pickup truck along Connesena Road in Kingston in late August 2011 when he lost control. The truck overturned, rolling onto Danko, who had been riding in the bed of the truck.

The jury found Furtado guilty of homicide by vehicle in the second degree, guilty of driving under the influence and guilty of failure to maintain lane. He was found not guilty on a second count of driving under the influence.

Thacker said Furtado received 12 months to be served in custody.