Jury finds man guilty of fatal Baker Co. shooting
Monday, July 30th 2018, 4:37 pm EDTMonday, July 30th 2018, 4:37 pm EDTBy Emileigh Forrester.
Antonio Walters (Source: Miller Co. Sheriff)
BAKER CO., GA (WALB) -
A jury found Antonio Walters guilty Monday afternoon of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, according to Joe Mullholland, South Georgia Circuit district attorney.
Walters was originally charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, but Judge Heather Lanier gave the jury the option of a lesser offense of voluntary manslaughter.
Walters was sentenced to 20 years to serve in a state penitentiary.
The case was tried in Baker County Court, which began Friday.
Walters stood trial for the fatal shooting of Marvin Miller Jr., which happened in March 2017.
Having a card game, the victim and suspect broke out into an argument. Both left and at some point, they made up, but then continued to argue, according to the district attorney's office.
Miller punched Walters, who then pulled out a gun and shot Miller seven or eight times, according to investigators.
Mullholland said the district attorney's office is pleased with the verdict.
“We were able to secure some justice for Mr. Miller,” Mullholland said. “Burying your own son is something no parent wants to go through. No winners in a situation like this.”