Ga court upholds life sentence in Buckhead slaying
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has upheld a murder conviction and life prison sentence for a man accused of killing
another man he says made unwanted homosexual advances.
In an opinion published Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld Joseph Hall Jr.' sentence for the 2002 slaying of David Cook.
Hall was an 18-year-old college student when prosecutors say he and his co-defendant, Edward McCloud, took a bus from Montgomery,
Ala. to Atlanta.
Prosecutors say they met Cook, a travel agent, in an area frequented by Atlanta's gay community and he offered to take them
to his Buckhead condo to "party" and have sex.
At trial, Hall said he was high on cocaine when he stabbed Cook more than 20 times while in a trance triggered by childhood
memories of seeing his father stab his mother to death.
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