Slaughter is given two life sentences - Morgan County Citizen
By Patrick Yost editor Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Judge Allison Burleson, on recommendations by District Attorney Stephen Bradley, last Thursday, March 28 sentenced Justin Vandiver Slaughter, 23, Madison to two consecutive life sentences in the cold-blooded murder of his mother Paula Slaughter, 54 and family friend Collin Smith, 53. Judge Burleson, after hearing testimony from Dr. Christian Hildreth, director, forensic services, Central State Hospital, sentenced Slaughter after Slaughter pled “guilty but mentally ill” to two counts of felony murder. Slaughter was arrested and charged on Dec. 3, 2017 after he shot ... Read More