Georgia Innocence Project requests new trial for Joey Watkins

ROME NEWS TRIBUNE (ROME, GA), 20 JANUARY 2017, FEAT. PROF. COLIN MILLER:

The Georgia Innocence Project has filed a request for a new trial for a Rome man convicted of murder, alleging the state withheld evidence and a juror acted inappropriately.

The group filed the petition this week in Walker County on behalf of Joey Watkins, who was convicted in Floyd County of the murder of Isaac Dawkins in 2001.

The habeas corpus petition was filed with the warden of Walker State Prison because that’s where Watkins is serving his sentence.

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