From left: Former deputy Rhett Scott, former deputy Michael Howell and former Sgt. Lee Copeland are the three Washington County officers who could face murder charges in the death of 58-year-old Euree Lee Martin. (Photos courtesy of WJBF-TV)
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A Georgia man’s long walk leads to a fatal encounter with police

Since 2010, at least 14 Georgians have died following altercations with law enforcement involving Tasers.

Now, criminal charges appear likely against the police officers who wielded the stun guns in one of those cases.

A prosecutor said he plans to bring murder charges against three Washington County sheriffs’ deputies who used a Taser on 58-year-old Euree Martin in July.

Martin was walking 20 miles to visit family in Sandersville when his path intersected with the deputies. 

Learn more about what happened that night and what this case could mean. Read the full story at

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