A March 6 pre-trail hearing determined that four men charged with the deaths of two people will begin in jury trials next week.
Calvin Curtis, Jatheus Bennet and Dexter Jones will stand trial separately for their roles in the shooting death of 24-year-old Kenneth James “Kenny” Johnson.
All three men are charged with murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Johnson was shot shortly before 10 p.m. Dec. 19, 2010, near his home on Greenbrier Road and died the next day at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
Greg Morris will stand trial on murder charges for the shooting death of Pate Morris, a 79-year-old musician and farmer.
Pate Morris’s body was found in his driveway on White Oak Campground Road Nov. 16, 2010, with multiple gunshot wounds. Greg Morris will face 11 charges including malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Terry Johnson is charged with the murder of high school freshman Shakira Hudson. Her body was found near her home in Washington Place Apartments around 10 a.m. Nov. 19, 2010. He waived a jury trial and will face a judge on charges of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.
The jury trials will begin Monday. Johnson’s trial is set for June 25.