Updated:DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —
A jury has convicted a man for a series of rapes, sexual assaults and robberies that once terrorized DeKalb County.
The jury spent hours deciding Gary Mincey’s fate Friday afternoon and found him guilty on 17 counts. Channel 2’s Richard Elliot was at the Dekalb County Courthouse when the verdict came down.
Five women were attacked during a one-month crime spree in 2011. Mincey’s mother testified that a month after police searched her house, she found her son’s hidden pistol and called 911.
Before the verdict, the jury asked several questions, including a request to review security video. Prosecutors said it shows Mincey's SUV waiting outside a DeKalb County grocery store before he followed one of the victim's home.
Before that happened, both sides got the chance to lay out make their cases to that jury.
Mincey's attorney, Letitia Delan, tried to convince the jury that the state's case was full of holes, including the fact that no one actually identified Mincey as the serial rapist.
“Not a single one of the five of these women identified Gary Mincey as her attacker,” Dean said in court.
She also questioned the state's DNA evidence linking Mincey to two of the crimes.
But prosecutor Nicole Marchand-Golden fought back, stating the odds of Mincey's DNA being on two women who didn't know each other was nearly impossible.
“Mr. Mincey's DNA is in both of these two completely different women, a 21-year-old and a 53-year-old,” Marchand-Golden said.