COVINGTON, Ga. - Tune in as The Covington News provides live stream footage of the trial of the State of Georgia v. James Gary Hill III.
Hill faces charges of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault. He is represented by Public Defender Anthony Carter. Assistant District Attorneys Candice Branche and Amber Bennett are arguing the state's case. Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. is presiding.
Hill is accused of killing 27-year-old Kelly Marshall and leaving her body under the Mount Tabor Road bridge next to the Yellow River Aug. 12, 2017. He has been jailed since his arrest the following day on traffic charges after running from deputies in Walton County and is currently housed at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison because his probation for a previous conviction was revoked.
In December 2017 Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis said an autopsy determined that Marshall’s manner of death was homicide caused by asphyxia. Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office later determined that there was enough probable cause to charge Hill with the murder.