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Lee man faces murder charge

LEESBURG, Ga. -- Indicted on malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Anthony E. Scott faces trial in Leesburg as part of the Southwestern Judicial Circuit Court.

A court clerk said that Lewis R. Lamb, the circuit's chief assistant district attorney, has assumed prosecution of Scott for the murder of Scott's wife in April 2011. The trail ran into the evening Monday and was expected to run long Tuesday also.

Lamb could not be reached for immediate comment but after Scott's indictment the assistant district attorney said, "It is my goal to bring justice for the victim in this case and every case. It is not my intention to seek the death penalty. The minimum he could get is life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years."

If found guilty, Scott would be more than 84 years old before he could petition for parole.

Court documents state that Scott shot 54-year-old Cathy Scott with two guns, putting two bullets in her head, a bullet in her arm and one in her body. She was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital from her 183 Old Smithville Road home after the shooting. She died in the hospital.