“Two Suspects Plead Guilty in Murder of Benjamin Tucker”

By | July 18, 2023

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In a surprising turn of events, the two suspects charged with the murder of Benjamin Tucker have decided to plead guilty. Tucker, a visitor from England, was tragically shot and killed on April 24, 2022, at the Timesaver gas station in Savannah, Georgia. The news of his death garnered international attention and even led to a moment of silence during a Liverpool football match in England, as Tucker was a lifelong fan.

Georgiamae Lawrence and Corey Kent were indicted on malice and felony murder, as well as multiple counts of aggravated assault in connection to Tucker’s death. Lawrence also faced additional firearm charges, including possession by a convicted felon. The suspects were scheduled to face a jury trial, but they ultimately chose to plead guilty instead.

In the Superior Court of Chatham County, Kent was indicted on July 10, and Lawrence was indicted on Monday, both by the State of Georgia. Kent now faces a sentence of 20 years with one count of malice murder and two counts of aggravated assault. On the other hand, Lawrence is facing life with parole for one count of malice murder.

The decision to plead guilty brings some closure to Tucker’s family and the community affected by this tragic incident. While the motive behind the shooting remains unclear, the guilty pleas ensure that Lawrence and Kent will be held accountable for their actions.

The plea agreement also saves time and resources that would have been spent on a lengthy trial. It allows the justice system to move forward and focus on other cases, while still ensuring that the suspects face appropriate consequences for their involvement in Tucker’s murder.

The city of Savannah can now begin the healing process, knowing that justice has been served in this case. The memory of Benjamin Tucker will forever be honored, and his family can find some comfort in knowing that his killers have taken responsibility for their actions..

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