Created: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:16:12 EST
Updated: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:16:12 EST
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for an east Georgia man charged with raping and killing a woman whose body was found near trash dumpsters in Jefferson County.
The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1u2E9cS ) Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman announced his intention Friday to pursue a death sentence for 37-year-old Anthony Mereal Lemon of Wadley.
Lemon was charged last month with murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape and sodomy in the slaying of 29-year-old Jamillah Mia Holmes of Sandersville. A county worker found her body May 12 at a garbage collection site near Wadley.
The decision to seek death of Lemon was announced during a preliminary hearing in Superior Court. Lemon has been jailed without bond.
Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com