Petition calls for release of man sentenced to 40 years for assault
A Change.org petition is urging Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to reduce sentencing laws in the state.
The petition highlights the case of Christopher Adam Charles Emanuel.
His name is Christopher Adam Charles Emmanuel, and he was always a happy go lucky person;a brilliant adolescent and straight A student.However, at the age of 18; an age where one should never be considered an adult, Christopher became caught up with the wrong crowd, and, with a group of those friends, got into a heated disagreement with some peers. During this disagreement a firearm was discharged, andthe bullet ended up piercing and fatally wounding an innocent grandmother and her grandchild.
In a trial, it was determined that the fatal shot came from a hand gun used by someone in the group, but not Christopher. He was cleared of all murder charges, but convicted of two counts of aggravated assault and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
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