Two enter pleas ahead of murder trial
by Staff Report
Mar 24, 2013 | 1689 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two men set to go to trial for murder this week in Bartow County Superior Court entered pleas Friday.

Justin C. Wise and Antonio S. Linley pled guilty Friday in the murder of Timothy Lee Buck. Buck, 46, of Marietta was found shot once behind his right ear at a residence at 35 Harvest Way, Emerson, on June 25, 2011.

Linley was charged with murder, felony murder, two counts of felony murder - special presentment, attempted armed robbery, two counts of burglary - special presentment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime - special presentment. Wise faced charges of murder, three counts of felony murder - special presentment, attempted armed robbery, two counts of burglary - special presentment, two counts of possession of firearm during the commission of a crime - special presentment and possession of firearm by convicted felon - special presentment.

Wise received life plus five years for the crimes of felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to a press release from District Attorney Rosemary Greene. Linley will be sentenced after the completion of the jury trial for a third defendant, Ted D. Robinson.

Robinson is charged with murder, three counts of felony murder - special presentment, armed robbery, two counts of burglary - special presentment, two counts of possession of firearm during the commission of a crime - special presentment and two counts of possession of firearm by convicted felon - special presentment.

The trial is expected to begin Monday in Judge Scott Smith’s courtroom.

Court also will convene in the courtroom of Judge Shepherd Howell at 9 a.m. Monday.