One of the two individuals charged with the 2014 shooting death of a 39 year old Cherokee County man entered a plea Friday morning in the courtroom of Judge Shaunathan Bell. According to court documents obtained by WEIS Radio News, Burgess pled guilty to Felony Murder as a lesser included offense of Capital Murder.
Judge Bell sentenced Burgess to serve 20 years in the state penitentiary and order him to pay $2,135 in restitution and $639.00 in court costs. Burgess will be given credit for 915 days served in jail. The sentence will run concurrently with any other charges or sentence from any other jurisdiction.
Burgess is one of two men charged in the shooting death of 39 year old Billy Ingram back in 2014.
21 year old Jeremiah Jackson was also arrested in connection with the case; both are charged with killing Ingram during the early morning hours of Monday October 20 of 2014 at a residence in the Farill Community north of Cedar Bluff.
The Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and began the investigation. Investigators from the multi-agency unit worked around the clock to determine the persons responsible for Ingram’s death.
Evidence led investigators to Rossville, Georgia, where Jackson and were taken into custody.