Peacock to face death penalty for Colquitt County murders

| March 31, 2017

COLQUITT CO. – The prosecution has chosen to seek the death penalty in the case of a Colquitt County man charged with murdering five of his friends.

Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bradfield M. Shealy announced Friday that his office will seek the death penalty in the case against Jeffery Alan Peacock.

His office expects to file the official Notice of Intent to Seek Death Penalty in Colquitt County Superior Court Clerk’s Office on Monday, April 3, 2017.

“This tragic case clearly meets the statutory requirements for imposition of the death penalty as set forth in the Georgia Code. I will be assisting Sr. Assistant District Attorney Jim Prine, of our Thomasville office, who will be lead counsel,” Shealy said.

It’s been 9 months since Peacock allegedly set fire to a Moultrie home after killing Jordan Croft, Jonathan Edwards, Alicia Norman, Jones Pidcock, and Reid Williams.

Court documents accuse Peacock of shooting all five people in the head. It also says two dogs died in the fire, with a rescue dog was killed before the fire and found with a cracked skull.

Peacock faces five counts of malice murder, five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, one count of first degree arson, and three counts aggravated cruelty to animals.

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