BREAKING: Woman convicted of murder in ex-boyfriend’s shooting death

BREAKING: Woman convicted of murder in ex-boyfriend’s shooting death

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Victoria Rickman (entering courtroom) was denied bond Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 by Judge Courtney L. Johnson in DeKalb County Superior Court in Decatur.

A DeKalb County jury convicted a woman of malice murder late Friday in the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend.  

Victoria Rickman claimed her ex-boyfriend was raping her when she grabbed a gun from a nightstand table and shot him dead. But prosecutors instead said it was cold-blooded murder, and the jury agreed. 

After a two-week trial, the jury got the case late Friday afternoon and reached a verdict shortly before 7 p.m. Sentencing will be held at a later date. 

Read more about the Rickman case on myajc.com

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