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Georgia Supreme Court upholds man's life prison sentence for murder

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

A Richmond County man convicted of a 2009 murder will remain behind bars.

The Supreme Court of Georgia upheld Carl Gibbs' life prison sentence and his convictions for malice murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during murder. 

Gibbs was convicted in 2009 of killing 68-year-old Judson Pilcher Boyd at a Fairmont Street home.

The court did throw out one of Gibbs' two consecutive five-year sentences for two counts of possession of a firearm. The court ruled that Gibbs should have been sentenced for only one of the possession of a firearm charges because both counts involved a single killing. 

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