Life sentence upheld for man convicted in 2014 Columbus murder

Life sentence upheld for man convicted in 2014 Columbus murder
Sacorey McKelvey, convicted of the 2014 muder of Corey Owens (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a man found guilty of a 2014 murder.

Owens was shot in the back of the head and killed on Adair Ave. McKelvey was reportedly followed from the scene of the shooting by an eyewitness, providing police with key evidence.

Ultimately, the then-25-year-old McKelvey was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in 2017.

During his trial, a long history between McKelvey and Owens was brought to the public eye. One account from police reported McKelvey’s pride being bruised after being beaten up in front of a group of people and having his gun stolen.

McKelvey is currently serving his sentence of life without the possibility of parole in the Smith State Prison in Glennville, Ga.

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