COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) – A man convicted for the 1998 beating death of a 15-month old child has been granted a new trial.
Timothy Murphy was found guilty of murder for the September 1998 death of 15-month old Tytanna Jackson.
Monday in a unanimous decision the Georgia Supreme Court ordered a new trial.
The chief justice said due to comments made by the judge about a witness, the jury could have seen the act as bolstering the testimony.
The trial will take place in Muscogee County, but it has not yet been scheduled.