Burney's conviction upheld by the Supreme Court

More than a decade has passed since the tragic killing of Joseph Kitchens. A legal chapter has finally come to a close for the citizens of Jones County and, more importantly, the family of the victim. The Supreme Court of Georgia has affirmed the conviction handed down by 12 Jones County citizens. It is the fervent hope of this Office that Mr. Burney will, as it was the order of the Superior Court, spend the rest of his days behind bars. We know that the pain of losing their loved one will never be eased but at least they may close this chapter in this horrific saga. The case was tried by Stephen A. Bradley and Dawn M. Baskin. It was argued on appeal by Dawn M. Baskin.

Putnam County conviction affirmed by the Georgia Court of Appeals

A conviction of a case involving the insidious molestation to two little girls and the physical abuse of their younger brother was affirmed by the Georgia Court of Appeals. The Office of the District Attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit is glad that this chapter may come to a close for the children involved and our prayers are with them as they move forward in life. Senior Assistant District Attorney Dawn Baskin tried the case and then defended it on appeal.

Elder Abuse Awareness Month

The members of our Elderly Community are the STARS that have helped make us shine. It is time for us to shine for them as we put forth all efforts to keep them SAFE. This month, the Jones County District Attorney’s Office is raising awareness to the problem of elder abuse in our community. Please take a moment to read about elder abuse and to think about what can be done to protect the ones you love. The problem of elder abuse - Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. Common types of elder abuse include: · Physical abuse (15.7% of reported cases) · Sexual abuse (>1%) · Emotional or Psychological Abuse (7.3%) · Neglect (58.5

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