Cobb murder conviction during drug deal upheld in Ga. Supreme Court

Mugshot of Nehemiah Anglin from May 24, 2016

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

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Mugshot of Nehemiah Anglin from May 24, 2016

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Georgia’s supreme court justices on Monday upheld the conviction of a Marietta man who killed a drug dealer with his own gun.

Nehemiah Anglin was 21 years old when he was convicted of shooting 26-year-old Damion Wright to death during a drug deal outside a Marietta apartment complex.

Anglin, who is serving life in prison, claimed multiple reasons for appealing his conviction. In general, Anglin felt his case wasn't properly handled and that the court allowed things to enter the official record that reflected poorly upon his case. The justices didn’t buy them.

Wright’s wife testified that she heard her husband over the phone agree to meet with Anglin to sell him 3 ounces of marijuana for $800.

She said she heard Wright say he would have his gun with him in case Anglin would "try anything funny," according to the court's opinion.

Daniel Squires, who testified for the state for a new 10-year prison sentence, and Anglin got in Wright’s car at a QuikTrip and drove to a nearby apartment complex on March 27, 2014.

Anglin gave Wright the money, but Anglin complained that he couldn’t smell the marijuana and handed it back to the dealer. Wright then pulled out the gun and told the two to get out of the car, according to the court opinion.

As they fought in the car, Anglin wrenched the gun out of Wright’s hand and hit him on the head with it a few times before Anglin got out and shot Wright once.

Anglin was arrested in Miami about three weeks after the killing.

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