Granddaughter convicted

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Jennings testified accomplice, Peterson, ‘made me feel like (Perrin) deserved it’

  • Savanna Marrie Jennings sits alone, handcuffed by Scott Franklin of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after a jury convicted her on seven charges, including malice murder and felony murder, in the death of Otha Perrin in 2018. She was also found guilty on two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a firearm or knife in the commission of a felony and concealing the death of another. (Photo by Jones)
    Savanna Marrie Jennings sits alone, handcuffed by Scott Franklin of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after a jury convicted her on seven charges, including malice murder and felony murder, in the death of Otha Perrin in 2018. She was also found guilty on two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a firearm or knife in the commission of a felony and concealing the death of another. (Photo by Jones)
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It took an Elbert County jury only one hour and 40 minutes to convict Savanna Marrie Jennings, 21, of seven charges, including felony murder and malice murder in connection with the brutal murder of her grandfather, 86-year-old Otha Perrin.

Elbert County Superior Court Judge Chris Phelps said shortly after the six-day trial concluded that “sentencing will be later.”

Jennings had undergone a psychiatric evaluation earlier this year to determine whether or not she was competent to stand trial, but there appeared to be no doubt during her testimony that she knew the implications of the trial, which included graphic, detailed testimony about how Perrin died.

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