State supreme court throws out accused murderer’s confession
In the ruling, the Supreme Court of Georgia says the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office “improperly obtained” Artenimus Mack’s confession during an interview.
Mack is accused of fatally shooting Travin Davis in October of 2012. Authorities say it was a drug deal that went wrong.
The state supreme court’s ruling reverses a Baldwin County judge’s decision. This means when Mack goes on trial for murder, the jury will not be allowed to hear key statements Mack made to investigators, including his final statement in which he confessed to the killing.
Mack was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury for murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to Stephen Bradley, the Assistant District Attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, Mack’s trial is expected to start in February.