Stevie Lamar Garner was sentenced to life without the possible of parole this week following his murder conviction in late April. A jury found Garner guilty of the shooting murder of Marcus Wall in March 2015.
He was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A Floyd County jury has found Stevie Lamar Garner, 27, guilty for the murder of Patrick Marcus Wall. Garner was arrested for the March 14, 2015 murder of the 21 year-old four days after the shooting.
Garner was accused of shooting Wall as he sat in a car on Drummond Drive. Reports said that after shooting Wall drove away but later died from his injuries.
A search by numerous agencies ended when authorities found Garner at a Silver Creek home after U.S. marshals developed a lead to his location. Inside the home was Barbara Maegan Witt, 19, who had been reported missing after the shooting.
Barbara Witt testified that she was living with Garner for several days and had not met Wall until the day he drove up and was murdered.
She testified that words were exchanged by the men before Garner drove up and shot Wall.
Garner’s defense argued that the shooting was out of self defense.
Sentencing has been scheduled for a later time.