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Jeffrey Peacock found guilty in quintuple murder

Jeffrey Peacock due in court on Thursday
Posted at 1:15 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 14:32:36-04

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Jeffrey Peacock, the man accused of killing five of his friends in May 2016, has been found guilty by a judge on all 14 counts against him.

The ABC station in Albany reports Peacock was found guilty by Judge James Hardy after he issued a verdict Thursday afternoon.

The counts included malice murder, arson, and aggravated cruelty to animals. The decision follows three days of testimony in a bench trial.

He will serve five consecutive life sentences.

Peacock was arrested on May 19, 2016 for murder and arson. Authorities say the victims in the home were shot and the home was burned in an attempt to cover up the deaths.

Trial continued for the man accused of killing five of his friends in May 2016.

Jeffrey Peacock is also accused of setting the the home where they were found on fire.

that Monday in court, three 911 calls were played, along with an audio tape of Peacock's interview with a Colquitt County Sheriff's Office investigator. On Tuesday, a close friend of the five victims testified.

Mika Snypes said she also knew Peacock fairly well. She said Peacock lived with the victims, but was eventually kicked out for drug and alcohol abuse.

She testified she and the others were at the house the night before the murders allegedly took place and that Peacock took her home around midnight.

She didn't hear from anyone else again, until she was told there had been an accident the next morning.