Samuel Little, a 78-year-old man from Taylor County, is a convicted murderer in the states of Texas and California. However, he has recently been making confessions in prison according to reports.
Little has confessed to killing more than 90 people across the country spanning a time period of 56 years. He's confessed that three of them are from Georgia - the others are allegedly in 24 other states. Little said that two are from Bibb County and one is from Muscogee County.
He is claiming responsibility for many different cold cases in the U.S. He has said that he strangled them in the same manner that he killed the three women he is currently in prison for murdering. Little has served less than ten years in prison so far - so if his confessions ring true, it is incredible that he has gotten away with committing that many murders.
It is also worth noting that if his claims are true, then Little will be not only be one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States, but also the biggest serial killer in the world.
So far none of his confessions have proved to be false, and the confessions follow the timelines of the cold cases. His role has been confirmed in at least nine different cases so far according to reports.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the offense of murder in today's post.
Murder in Georgia
O.C.G.A. §16-5-1(a) defines murder in Georgia as:
A person commits the offense of murder when he unlawfully and with malice aforethought, express or implied, causes the death of another human being.
The criminal offense of murder requires malice. By law, malice is defined as wicked or corrupt motive or an intention to do evil. Obviously, the result of murder must be fatal - however, a person must have an unlawful objective to kill without justification or mitigation.
In Georgia, as in all states, the penalty for a murder conviction will be life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
The story above is shocking. However, there are situations where someone is wrongfully accused of murder or another homicide offense such as voluntary manslaughter in Georgia. There are Georgia Criminal Defenses that can apply in these situations such as Self Defense in Georgia or Defense of Others in Georgia.
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Georgia, you need the help of a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney.