Murder conviction upheld in 2010 killing

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Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Dexter Jones (WRDW-TV)
Dexter Jones (WRDW-TV)

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, GA (WRDW) -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the 2012 conviction of a man found guilty of killing a 24-year-old during a drug deal gone wrong.

In the summer of 2012, Dexter Jones was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison plus 5 years for the death of Kenneth Johnson in 2010.

Investigators say it started as a drug deal when Jones pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Jones is also serving 10 years for armed robbery.

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