Georgia court overturns Super Bowl party convictions

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Posted: Feb 05, 2018 10:26 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court has reversed a man's convictions in the killing of one man and the wounding of another outside a Super Bowl party.

Court documents say Melvin Brown Jr. and Javious Tucker argued in February 2014 after Brown refused to share a bag of pork skins.

The argument continued outside, where Tucker and Cyntrelis Boggs followed Brown in Tucker's car. Eventually, court documents say, Brown got a gun from his car and fired shots into Tucker's car, killing Tucker and wounding Boggs. Brown says it was self-defense.

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that jurors should not have been told that Brown pleaded guilty to being the gunman in two other shootings in 2005.