Jury deliberations in Coggins’ murder trial to begin Monday afternoon

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The state has rested its case in the trial of Frankie Gebhartd, who stands accused of the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins. The defense has presented its first witness and has one remaining to testify. Gebhardt has informed the court thathe will not take the stand. Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams […]

GBI: Timothy Coggins sustained dozens of stab, slash wounds and lacerations; was drug behind vehicle

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Sworn testimony given in the Thursday morning preliminary hearing of Frankie Gebhardt and William “Bill” Moore Sr. provided graphic details of the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins, a crime authorities say was racially motivated. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jared Coleman testified that Coggins sustained numerous horrific wounds at the […]

Two defendants bound over to stand trial in 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Frankie Gebhardt and William Moore Sr., the two men charged with the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins, were on Thursday morning bound over to stand trial in Spalding County Superior Court. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jared Coleman was the lone witness in the preliminary hearing held before Chief Spalding […]