Trial in Bibb Deputy's Death Moved to Savannah

MACON, Ga. (AP) - The trial of a man accused of killing a Bibb County sheriff's deputy in March 2006 will be held in Savannah.

Damon Jolly is charged with killing deputy Joseph Whitehead while Whitehead helped serve a no-knock warrant. The 22-year-old Jolly could face the death penalty if convicted.

During a hearing last month, Superior Court Judge Tripp Self said Chatham County has a similar population breakdown as Bibb County - 55 percent white and 41 percent black.

Jolly's attorneys wanted to move the trial to guard against a jury prejudiced by pretrial publicity.

Attorneys for 24-year-old Antron Fair, who also faces a murder charge in the case, have not asked that his trial be moved.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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