Murder suspect appears for tense day in court

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ATLANTA - It was a tense day in court as Assistant District Attorney Gabe Banks had a chance to cross-examine Demetrius Morgan, who faces a 13-count indictment, including a murder charge.

Morgan is accused of being involved in a home invasion in May 2013 that left one man dead.

According to prosecutors, Morgan was among several men who held up Jerrick Jackson and his fiancée before taking their wallets and cellphones. They then shot Jackson four times, leaving him for dead, according to prosecutors.

Morgan's defense attorney April Northcross wanted the court to understand that her client was not the person who pulled the trigger.

She said he did not kill anyone, did not rob anybody, but that he simply made a poor choice by using a stolen rental car.

Morgan admitted to being the getaway driver after four men committed the act. 



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