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Georgia Supreme Court affirms Mitchell County murder conviction

Posted at 1:37 AM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 02:22:24-05

ATLANTA (WTXL) - The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the murder conviction of a Mitchell County man, denying his appeal for a new trial.

The court this week denied appeals by 25-year old Samuel Stork.

Stork was convicted of murdering Rodney Pate in Mitchell County in February of 2014.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

In his appeal stork claimed the evidence was insufficient and his trial lawyer was ineffective.

In a statement, District Attorney Joe Mulholland said "This was an utterly senseless killing. The defendant was angry over a silly relationship between his girlfriend and another male."