Man Found Guilty a Second Time

For the second time, a jury finds an Etowah County man guilty of capital murder.The retrial for Kevin Towles got underway last week. The jury deliberated for 1 hour yesterday and 1 hour today before returning a guilty verdict. Prosecutors claim Towles beat his girlfriend’s five year old son Geontae Glass to death in 2006. A jury found Towles guilty of the crime in 2009. But a state appeals court later overturned that conviction and granted Towles a new trial. The sentencing phase begins today and will continue tomorrow morning.


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