• Verdict reached in case of Kingsland officer who shot, killed unarmed man

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    CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. - UPDATE: A verdict has been reached in the case of a former Kingsland officer in the shooting death of an unarmed man. More details on CBS47 and FOX30.


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    The jury found Presley guilty of violation of oath of a public officer. He was found not guilty of voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

    He faced the following charges:  voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and violation of oath by public officer.

    According to the Associated Press, Presley was ordered to be jailed pending sentencing Oct. 18. He faces one to five years in prison.

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    A jury is deciding the fate of former Kingsland police officer Zechariah Presley, who’s facing voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and oath of office violation charges for shooting and killing Tony Green in June 2018.

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    The jury reconvened in court once on Friday to review video evidence, before deciding to suspend deliberations for the day. Deliberations will resume this morning.

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