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Judge grants Watkins $75,000 bond after conviction overturned

Outlet: Rome News-Tribune
Author: John Bailey
Published: 1/3/2023
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Bond hearing for Watkins scheduled after high court overturns conviction

Outlet: Rome News-Tribune
Author: John Bailey
Published: 12/31/2022
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Georgia Supreme Court Affirms Judges Ruling to Overturn Watkins Murder Conviction

Outlet: Rome News-Tribune
Author: David Crowder
Published: 12/20/2022
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High court hears AG appeal from Watkins case

Outlet: Rome News-Tribune
Author: John Bailey
Published: 10/4/2022
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#291 Jason Flom with Clarence Harrison

Outlet: Wrongful Conviction
Author: Jason Flom
Published: 9/15/2022
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Georgia AG to appeal retrial order in Floyd County murder case

Outlet: Rome News-Tribune
Author: John Bailey
Published: 5/4/2022
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Murder conviction overturned for man imprisoned for 21 years

Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Author: Bill Rankin
Published: 4/21/2022
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Joey Watkins’ Habeas Petition Was Granted, Allows For Motion of a New Trial

Outlet: Coosa Valley News
Author: Staff
Published: 4/12/2022
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PODCASTS
The Intercept - Murderville, GA

The Intercept

Murderville, GA

When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. Listen now.

Devonia Inman

Undisclosed Season 3 - The State v. Dennis Perry

Undisclosed Season 3

The State v. Dennis Perry

Thirty-three years ago, in Camden County, Georgia, a man attending a bible study at his church was gunned down in the entranceway. When his wife of 43 years tried to come to his aid, she was killed too. It was a horrific murder in a part of the country where there were hardly any murders at all, and certainly not any murders like this. Solving the case became local law enforcement’s highest priority. Listen now.

Dennis Perry

Listen to 'Murder Below the Gnat Line': GIP Case Featured in Season 4 of AJC's 'Breakdown'

Breakdown Season 4

Murder Below the Gnat Line

In the early morning darkness in little Adel, night manager Donna Brown locked up the Taco Bell and carried the evening’s receipts — $1,732 — out to her car. But she never made it. A person with a.44-caliber pistol shot her through the right eye, stole the money bag and took Brown’s black Monte Carlo. The killer dumped the car not far away at an old Pizza Hut. Listen now.

Devonia Inman

Undisclosed Season 2 - The State v. Joey Watkins

Undisclosed Season 2

The State v. Joey Watkins

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, at the place where the Coosa and Oostanaula rivers meet to form the Etowah River, and built on seven hills, is the city of Rome, Georgia. It’s a large little town, and serves as the seat of Floyd County. And while named after the Italian capital, Rome is very much an all-American southern town. It’s the kind of place where social circles and communities are tight-knit, and most people know each other. Listen now.

Joey Watkins