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Violent repeat felon gets life in prison

Photo by Carly Farrell

Photo by Carly Farrell

ALBANY, Ga. -- A violent criminal is heading to prison for the rest of his life with no chance of parole after being sentenced in Dougherty Circuit Superior Court.

Chief Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette sentenced Kawaski Bush, 36, to life in prison Monday for armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by taking and use of a gun during the commission of a crime, said District Attorney Greg Edwards.

"Because Bush is a recidivist (repeat offender) the law states that he must get the maximum possible sentence," Edwards said. "The law also says that the gun charge sentence must be served consecutive to other charges."

Bush faces many more felony charges from other crimes, Edwards said. With a life sentence, it is probably not cost effective or necessary to prosecute him on those in the near future, he added.

Those charges won't just go away, Edwards said. They will be available on the off chance an appeal or other legal challenge reverses Bush's Sept. 14 guilty verdict or the sentence, he said.

In March 2011, Bush and 26-year-old Larrious McCoy stole cash and a vehicle from Marquis Garland at gunpoint. McCoy pleaded guilty, testified against Bush and awaits sentencing.

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VSU 1 year, 10 months ago

That is one name you won't see on Albany's jail report list anymore unless someone happens to have the same name. Now if the judges would serve about 200+ more life sentences, maybe the crimes committed by repeat offenders would slow down.

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Amazed2 1 year, 10 months ago

Oh Kawasaki will be home to draw Social Security and Welfare right here in Albeny De Good Lifr Thug City

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QUIK 1 year, 10 months ago

Good for the safety of everyone BUT don't complain about your tax rates increasing. $31,000 PER YEAR to house a prisoner. Another 36 years for this prisoner in prison equals $1,116,000.00 (if the rate don't increase). Multiple that times just 200 prisoners that equals $223,200,000.00 Crime always cause a two edge cut but such is this country.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 10 months ago

That's why I support liberal use of the Death Penalty.

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tiredofit 1 year, 10 months ago

Good job judge, need more like him!!!!!!!!!!

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