Court says Gwinnett man cannot be retried for killing | www.ajc.com


The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that prosecutors cannot retry Christopher Roesser on charges he killed a man in what Roesser said was an act of self defense.

Because of the ruling, Roesser, who has been imprisoned for five years, should soon be a free man.

“I am extremely pleased” with the ruling, Roesser’s lawyer, Brian Steel, said. “I look forward to Mr. Roesser leading a productive, happy, lawful life that benefits our community.”

In 2008, Roesser was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Keith Price, who died Dec. 20, 2006, of a gunshot wound to his chest. But that conviction was overturned by the trial judge on grounds an improper jury instruction had been provided to jurors.

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