Woman pleads guilty in murder of paraplegic Fort Valley man left in woods

Family remembers paraplegic man as a loving soul

The Upson County woman accused of killing a paraplegic Fort Valley man pleaded guilty in front of a judge Tuesday.

A release from the Griffin Judicial Circuit DA says Ruby Kate Coursey pleaded guilty to the charges of felony murder and neglect of a disabled adult in the death of Troymaine Johnson.

Investigators found Johnson’s body in an Upson County hunting camp on March 17.

It was determined Coursey pushed him out of the car and left him to die in below freezing temperatures.

Because she entered a guilty plea to the judge, she was promptly sentenced by the judge to life in prison.

District Attorney Benjamin Coker thanked the sheriff’s office and GBI for helping bring the case to a swift resolution.

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