Fmr. Columbus police officer William Talley sentenced to life in prison

Fmr. Columbus police officer William Talley sentenced to life in prison
51-year-old William Talley, charged with murder of girlfriend (Source: Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A former Columbus police officer accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced Monday morning in Superior Court.

Judge Gil McBride sentenced Talley to the following:

  • Life with possibility of parole
  • 5 years probation consecutive with life sentence for possession charge
  • Guilty plea for felony murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of weapon during commission of crime

Prior to his arrest in 2019, Talley had served with the Columbus Police Department since 2002.

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