Fair Pleads Guilty To Murder of Deputy
Two men accused of killing Bibb County Deputy Joe Whitehead appeared in court Friday before Judge Tripp Self.
Antron Fair plead guilty to the murder, receiving life in prison without parole, until the end of his natural life
The Whitehead family and several members of Antron's family were present in the courtroom.
Fair admits that he understands what a guilty plea means and as a part of the plea, he has agreed to testify in the coming November trial for Damon Jolly. Jolly is the other man accused of the murder of Deputy Whitehead, but he is not giving up any of his rights for a trial.
Both the defense and prosecutors for the Jolly case were heard in a hearing before Judge Tripp Self.
Jolly’s case will have a change in venue request to be heard in front of a jury that may not be as familiar with his case.
Jury selection and questions were the topic of discussion for the majority of the hearing.
The trial is expected to begin in November 2012. That would make more than 6 years since the arrest when Whitehead was gunned down while serving a no-knock search warrant on Atherton Street in Macon.