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Convicted murderer sentenced to life

CORDELE — The second defendant in a 2015 murder case was sentenced to life in prison in Crisp County Superior Court Wednesday. Judge Robert Chasteen of the Crisp County Superior Court sentenced Keontay Miller to life in prison with no possibility of parole for his part in the May 2015 murder of 39-year old Tellis Fort.

Keontay Miller

Keontay Miller

Fort was found shot in his yard outside his residence. Miller and his accomplice Conardo Dennard, who plead guilty to the murder was sentenced to life in prison. Fort was shot when he came home and surprised Miller and Dennard who were robbing his home.
Family of Fort were satisfied with the verdict, but also showed forgiveness for Miller and sympathy for his family for what they have had to endure.
Miller also received an additional ten years for a weapon charge. The DA says he also faces another trial in a child molestation case.