Defense rests in Jennings murder trial

Elbert County Superior Court jurors heard a full day of testimony from defense witnesses Friday in the murder trial of Savanna Marie Jennings, who is charged in the January 2018 shooting death of her 86-year-old grandfather.

Jennings took the stand in her own defense during the trial on Friday.
Late Friday afternoon the defense rested its case and Judge R. Chris Phelps instructed the parties that they would resume the trial on Monday morning in Elbert Superior Court.

The next phase of the trial will be closing arguments, the jury charge, and deliberations, all expected to begin on Monday.

Jennings, 19 years old at the time of the shooting, pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, felony murder, malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another.

The trial is taking place in the courtroom at the Elbert County Government complex on Forest Ave.

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