Applebee’s murder suspects to stand trial March 14

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Flowers left in memory of slain Applebee’s manager Gregory Smith remained for weeks in the parking space where he died. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams has set the trial date for murder defendants Gregory Haney, Jr. and Ledarius Jawon Jackson as Monday, March 14.

Haney and Jackson stand accused in the early-morning, June 7, 2015 armed robbery and murder of Fayetteville Applebee’s restaurant manager Gregory Smith. The pair are scheduled to be tried together.

According to police reports, Smith had left the restaurant at 2:58 a.m. that Sunday. He apparently was walking to (more…)

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