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HAIR v. THE STATE.
S92A0096.
BELL, Justice.
Murder, etc. Murray Superior Court. Before Judge Boyett.
Earl Douglas Hair appeals from his conviction and sentence for malice murder, armed robbery, and burglary. 1
1. There was evidence that appellant burglarized the house of Jack Keith, and thereafter beat Keith to death with a stick and robbed him. We hold that the evidence was sufficient to satisfy the requirements of Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U. S. 307 (99 SC 2781, 61 LE2d 560) (1979).
State, 251 Ga. 525, 528 (2) (307 SE2d 904) (1983). 2
Notes
1  The crimes occurred on October 17, 1990. On November 26, 1990, appellant was indicted for malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, and burglary. On February 27, 1991, a jury found him guilty of all counts. On March 13, 1991, the court sentenced him on three counts and vacated the felony murder count. Appellant filed a motion for new trial on March 25, 1991. On August 6, 1991, the court reporter certified the trial transcript. The court denied the motion for new trial on September 3, 1991. On September 27, appellant filed his notice of appeal. The clerk of the trial court certified the record on October 11, and the clerk of this Court docketed the appeal on October 17. On November 29, 1991, the appeal was submitted for decision on briefs.
2  Appellant relies on Durden v. State, 187 Ga. App. 154 (1) (369 SE2d 764) (1988), affirmed in State v. Durden, 255 Ga. 720 (375 SE2d 610) (1985), but we find that Durden is distinguishable on its facts. In that case, "actual test results" were in the witness' "private notes," but were not included in the written report that was produced to the defendant. 187 Ga. App. at 157. In the present case, there is no evidence concerning what, if any, test results were contained in any private notes of the witness.
Jack O. Partain, District Attorney, Kermit N. McManus, Assistant District Attorney, Michael J. Bowers, Attorney General, for appellee.
Karen E. Luffman, for appellant.
DECIDED JUNE 25, 1992.
Thursday May 21 08:39 EDT


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