Two Columbus men were acquitted by firing squad in 2020

COLUMBUS, Georgia (WRBL) – A Muscogee County Superior Court jury found two Columbus men not guilty of murder and armed robbery in the 2020 shooting of Quincey Atkins.

It took the jury more than seven hours and three days to reach their verdict on Ty’Shaun Sylvester and Jessie Harper.

In addition to the murder allegations, the two also faced numerous charges of weapon and drug abuse.

In addition to murder, they were also charged with armed robbery in the April 18, 2020 Cusseta Road incident.

They were also charged with possession of a firearm in connection with the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading police, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and obstructing an officer.

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