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MILLS v. THE STATE.
66257.
BIRDSONG, Judge.
Rape, etc. Fulton Superior Court. Before Judge Langford.
James Mills appeals his conviction for rape and burglary on the grounds that the evidence does not support the verdict. On appeal from findings of guilt, the presumption of innocence no longer prevails; the jury has determined the credibility of the witnesses and has been convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. Ridley v. State, 236 Ga. 147, 149 (223 SE2d 131). Appellate courts review the evidence only to determine whether a reasonable trier of fact could rationally have found from that evidence proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Turner v. State, 151 Ga. App. 169, 170 (259 SE2d 171). The standard was met in this case.
Lewis R. Slaton, District Attorney, Joseph J. Drolet, John M. Turner, Jr., Ralph H. Hicks, Assistant District Attorneys, for appellee.
J. Douglas Willix, for appellant.
DECIDED JUNE 24, 1983.
Thursday May 21 20:00 EDT


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