Nicholas Jason Bryant's attorneys are set to ask the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday to vacate the death sentence he got for the May 2004 killing of 36-year-old Marie Richards. Authorities say he shot and killed Richards and 68-year-old Billy Joe Kilgore after an argument involving a drug deal.
Bryant claims the sentence is disproportionate to the penalty sought in similar cases throughout Georgia involving shootings during a drug transaction.
But prosecutors sought to dispel the defense's accusations in a 280-page brief. They urge the court to deny his challenge and affirm the death sentence.
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