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Prosecutors seeking death penalty in Kicklighter case
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The Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office is seeking the death penalty against two defendants in a January 2021 shooting death.

Prosecutors filed a motion to have the death penalty brought against Christopher Sumlin and Nathan Weekes, charged in the January 30, 2021, shooting death of Bobby Kicklighter in Glennville.

The district attorney’s office filed the death penalty notification with Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart during a Tuesday morning hearing the Tattnall County Judicial Annex in Reidsville.

The proceeding took roughly about 20 minutes, and the defense teams for each defendant were handed the death penalty notification.
Sumlin is alleged to have shot Kicklighter to death in a case of mistaken identity on January 30, 2021.
Weekes currently is incarcerated at the Special Management Unit in Jackson..

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