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Three plead to reduced charges in Augusta 2019 homicide



Three men accused of murder in a deadly failed robbery attempt pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, July 11.

The three have been in jail awaiting trial since their arrests following the March 12, 2019, fatal shooting of 19-year-old Kenneth Porter at an Augusta apartment complex.

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  1. O’Shields was already a convicted felon, who once again, had a gun. He should’ve received the same 15 year sentence as Vance. He had already been convicted of at least one previous felony.

  2. Vance’s lawyer must have failed Plea Bargain 101 in law school and Judge Heath has a lopsided sense of appropriate sentencing. Why do we have the crime of “convicted felon with a gun” if it has no impact on the imposed sentence?

  3. This does not appear to be fair sentencing. How does a young man who voluntarily went to the police, reported what happened, and has been in jail awaiting trial (who did not have a prior record) receive the same amount of time as someone who fled the scene and was a known drug dealer? I don’t want to pull out a certain card, but it sure looks like one was in the deck. SMH

  4. This is why more gun control doesn’t work..a felon knows he isn’t supposed to have a gun but it didn’t stop him..I agree with one of the comments above..mandatory 10 years..but I would also add that it should not be a parole eligible offense!!

  5. Can someone with a degree in law explain how or what book this judge based her decision on with sentencing of Stokes and O’Shields. Totally two different situations but the same sentence. O’Shield should have clearly been sentenced at least 12 years being he was already a convicted felon with a gun let alone the other illegal charges. This not making sense.

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