2 Convicted, Sentenced in SCAD Student's Death

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Two men have been sentenced to life plus
five years in prison for the 2010 slaying of Savannah College of
Art and Design student Sean Giroir.

The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/sx3Myl) the
two, 22-year-old Alex Cowart and 21-year-old John Andrew Adams,
were convicted Friday on felony murder charges during the
commission of an armed robbery.

Chatham County Superior Court Judge John E. Morse Jr. read the
verdicts as each defendant stood silently before the bench on the
first anniversary of Giroir's death.

Cowart, identified as having fired two gunshots into the
20-year-old Giroir, was convicted on two felony murder charges.
Adams, identified in testimony as the planner of the scheme, was
convicted on a felony murder charge. Attorneys for the two say they plan to appeal.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-10-28-11 1616EDT

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