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Georgia Supreme Court upholds Houston County man's murder conviction

Jared Carter will be eligible for parole in 2051.

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — Editors note: The video in this article is from previous coverage of this case. 

Georgia's Supreme Court upheld a life sentence for a Houston County Man convicted of killing his grandmother on Tuesday. 

The case began in 2018 when Jared Carter was charged with killing 81-year-old Valeria Mann. 

According to court records, she told other people that she was afraid of Carter and wanted him out of her house. 

Investigators say he stabbed her with a knife and peices of a broken crock pot. 

A Houston County jury convicted him in 2021. 

But, Carter's lawyers argued that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him, that his previous lawyers didn't handle the case properly and that the judge shouldn't have allowed hearsay statements. 

But the state court rejected those arguments. 

Carter is now serving life in Jenkins State Prison. 

He's eligible for parole in 2051. 

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