Man gets life sentence for deputy's murder

ATLANTA (AP) - A man convicted of killing a Fulton County sheriff's deputy nearly six year ago is headed to prison.

A Superior Court judge Monday sentenced 31-year-old Kenneth Gerald Reese to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Reese admitted he ambushed and shot Deputy Aaron Blount during a traffic stop.

The slaying occurred in April 2003 in a South Fulton neighborhood.

A defense attorney claimed Reese was insane at the time of the shooting because he had suffered a psychotic reaction after taking a now-banned diet-drug.

The deputy's family said they were satisfied with the sentence.


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