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GA: Jury awards millions in lawsuit over 2014 fatal shooting
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A 2014 Columbus homicide in which the defendant was acquitted on a self-defense claim has led to a $4.5 million civil verdict against the property owner.
That’s the total in compensatory and punitive damages awarded to the parents and estate of Markeese Hodge, whom Jerome Chatmon fatally shot Aug. 6, 2014, during a party at Cross Keys Apartments, 3816 Baker Plaza Drive.
The plaintiffs sued McCorlew Realty Inc., claiming the company failed to add adequate security measures at the apartment complex despite incidents that preceded Hodge’s fatal shooting, including a July 26, 2014, case in which three people were shot there.
|What a miscarriage of justice.
The deceased pulls a gun on someone, gets shot dead and his family gets rewarded for it.
Where do they find these jurors?
Besides that, the miscreant probably wasn't worth $1000, much less $4.5 million.
Look for some justice on appeal.