Georgia Supreme Court says Macon man can’t be retried for murder
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Jedarrius Meadows will not have to stand trial again for the 2014 murder of Damion Bernard Clayton.
When Meadows was on trial in September 2015, the judge declared a mistrial after jurors deliberated for nearly three hours. The ruling was made after jurors said they were not making progress and after a baliff said things had become contentious in the jury room.
Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that Meadows can’t be retried for murder because the judge in the case erroneously declared a mistrial. The ruling says that Meadow’s can’t be retried under the double-jeopardy rule.
Clayton was killed in February 2014 at the Macon Little League Baseball Field, located on Anthony Road.