Mickey Graves sentenced to 10 years in prison

One of Fayette County’s most high profile cases in recent memory has reached a final verdict.

In a Monday morning court hearing, Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams accepted a guilty plea from 70-year-old Michael Lamar “Mickey” Graves on one count of involuntary manslaughter in the murder of his nephew, Jason Brett Graves, on February 20, 2016.

Mickey Graves was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He is mandated to serve five years behind bars and spend the final five years on probation. He is also not allowed to harass or have contact with his family.

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Craigslist armed robbery trial declared mistrial
Armed Robbery defendant Joshua Wright took the stand to testify in his own trial. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

Craigslist armed robbery trial declared mistrial

Armed Robbery defendant Joshua Wright took the stand to testify in his own trial. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)
Armed Robbery defendant Joshua Wright took the stand to testify in his own trial. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

The weeklong Armed Robbery trial of Joshua Wright ended in a mistrial late Friday and looks likely to be retried in February.

Wright and his Fayette County High School classmates Armoni Strozier and Malik Miles were arrested and charged in March 2014 on three counts of Armed Robbery after they allegedly lured people on the 18th and 19th of that month with iPhone sales ads on the Craigslist website.

According to the Fayette County District Attorney’s office, the mistrial came about (more…)

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