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Two charged in axe murder

 

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Christopher Byers (left) and Arnold Griffith, Jr. booking photos from the Pickens County jail.

 

        A second man has been charged with murder in connection with a body that had been hidden in the Cove Road area since the summer of 2014.

Christopher Irving Byers, 32, of Lower Tails Creek Road in Ellijay, was indicted by a Pickens grand jury for murder last week as a co-defendant with Arnold Hoyt Griffith, Jr. 58, of Cove Road, who was arrested for murder on November 9.

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innocentuntilproven
+4 #1 innocentuntilproven 2016-12-22 11:54
Well, as I've yet to receive the paper version of this story, let me just say this about what's been shown so far: Call me a wimp, call me a woos, but who can take another person's life by hacking them with an axe? If you are so inclined to axe murder someone, how is it possible to continue hacking once the first sign of blood and guts appears? And, regarding the person that's being hacked, do their moans, grunts, and gasps for air mean nothing to you? OK, OK, I get it-perhaps this was a meth-deal or similar thing gone bad. Perhaps it was a mutual combat where one had an axe and another a knife. Regardless, if these people [(term used very, very loosely) animals is more like it] are convicted, only the most-severe death penalty will satisfy me. One thing's for certain, Today I'm off to buy some more rounds for the many magnums that'd protect me from such predator thug criminals (alleged). Happy Holidays, America!
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T. A. Thomas
-6 #2 T. A. Thomas 2017-07-07 11:38
You are as stupid as a box of dog shit. Please stop typing for the rest of your life.


Quoting innocentuntilproven:
Well, as I've yet to receive the paper version of this story, let me just say this about what's been shown so far: Call me a wimp, call me a woos, but who can take another person's life by hacking them with an axe? If you are so inclined to axe murder someone, how is it possible to continue hacking once the first sign of blood and guts appears? And, regarding the person that's being hacked, do their moans, grunts, and gasps for air mean nothing to you? OK, OK, I get it-perhaps this was a meth-deal or similar thing gone bad. Perhaps it was a mutual combat where one had an axe and another a knife. Regardless, if these people [(term used very, very loosely) animals is more like it] are convicted, only the most-severe death penalty will satisfy me. One thing's for certain, Today I'm off to buy some more rounds for the many magnums that'd protect me from such predator thug criminals (alleged). Happy Holidays, America!
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T. A. Thomas
+2 #3 T. A. Thomas 2017-07-07 15:39
Oh, you don't want Death Penalty Lite? Only the MOST SEVERE ONE?

What does that mean, Goober?

Stupid should hurt the bearer, not the rest of us who have to read this testosterone-cr owded drivel.

DUMBER 'N HELL!
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shae
+1 #4 shae 2017-08-07 11:23
They murdered my son in his sleep
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Victim of offender
+3 #5 Victim of offender 2017-08-09 11:16
Quoting shae:
They murdered my son in his sleep


I'm sorry for your loss, shae.. Please know that there are people out here who know what it's like and that those people care. #ThankYou to the dedicated, oath keeping Law Enforcement Officers who got the alleged perpetrators in your case.
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Phillips
+2 #6 Phillips 2017-08-09 13:01
They killed him in his sleep. NOT self defence.. my brother didnt deseve to die but they do.
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