Stone Mountain Man Sentenced to Life for the Murder of His Cousin

Stone Mountain Man Sentenced to Life for the Murder of His Cousin

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🔍 The Gist: Michael Blair Stewart, Jr. was convicted for the murder of his cousin, Jireh Morris, in a case that has deeply affected Decatur.

📜 The Details: The conviction comes after a jury trial found Stewart guilty of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. The shooting unfolded at an Atlanta apartment complex, where the two cousins met to work on a song, only for it to end in Morris’s death. Morris identified Stewart as the shooter in a 911 call.

🔢 By The Numbers:

  • Age of Michael Blair Stewart, Jr.: 35
  • Age of victim Jireh Morris: 30
  • Number of gunshot wounds: 3
  • Sentence for Stewart: Life in Prison plus five years

Final Note: An autopsy determined Morris died of three gunshots wounds.  A motive for the murder was never determined. 

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