After a jury trial, appellant was found guilty of malice murder and sentenced to life. His motion for new trial was denied and he appeals. 1
1. Appellant enumerates the general grounds.
The evidence shows that, while appellant and his co-defendant were attempting to rob the victim, the co-defendant shot the victim. Appellant, with gun in hand, then fled with co-defendant. "[V]iewing the evidence presented in the light most favorable to the [S]tate, we conclude that a rational trier of fact could have concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that [appellant] was a party to the crime of murder. [Cit.]" Bowley v. State, 261 Ga. 278
, 279 (1) (404 SE2d 97
) (1991). See also Amerson v. State, 259 Ga. 484
, 485 (1) (384 SE2d 392
) (1989); Satterfield v. State, 256 Ga. 593
, 594 (1) (351 SE2d 625
) (1987); Hoerner v. State, 246 Ga. 374 (1) (271 SE2d 458) (1980)
; Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U. S. 307 (99 SC 2781, 61 LE2d 560) (1979).
contends that the trial court erred in refusing to sever his case from that of his co-defendant, based upon the admission in evidence of a "similar crime" on the part of [the co-defendant]. The evidence in issue did not implicate [appellant] directly. The trial court gave appropriate limiting instructions to the jury, cautioning that the evidence could be considered only in regard to [the co-defendant]. There was no error.
Likewise, severance was not required simply because the co-defendant was charged with additional offenses which were not charged against appellant. See Ledbetter v. State, 202 Ga. App. 524
, 525 (2) (414 SE2d 737
) (1992); McIntosh v. State, 185 Ga. App. 612
, 614 (4) (365 SE2d 454
Lewis R. Slaton, District Attorney, Carl P. Greenberg, Assistant District Attorney, Michael J. Bowers, Attorney General, Susan V. Boleyn, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Rachelle L. Strausner, Staff Attorney, for appellee.