Corey Gardhigh of Cedartown was convicted Thursday for the murder of 43-year old Paul Grady. Police said that Grady was beat to death on South Central Avenue in Lindale back in January 2017.

Authorities said that Grady suffered serious head injuries as the result of the beating he sustained from Gardhigh.

Gardhigh was also found guilty on charges of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and third-degree cruelty to children.

He will be sentenced at a later date.


Floyd County Superior Court Judge Billy Sparks granted a $100,000 bond to Corey Demarcus Gardhigh this week. Gardhigh, 31 of Cedartown, was arrested for beating and killing Paul Grady outside his Lindale home back in late December.

Gardhigh was ordered to wear an ankle monitor, be confined to his mother’s home and not to be in possession of a gun or alcohol or drugs.

He was also ordered to not have contact with the victim’s immediate family or witnesses.

Reports said that said that the incident began when the two were arguing over money.  Gardhigh worked for Grady, who was a painting contractor.


Corey Demarcus Gardhigh, 30 of Cedartown, has now been charged with felony murder following an incident that occurred on Lindale back on December 28, 2016.

Floyd County police stated that the victim of a brutal beating, Paul Grady, passed away Wednesday from injuries he allegedly received from Gardhigh.


Corey Demarcus Gardhigh, 30 of Cedatown, was arrested on Tuesday for attacking a 43 year-old man at a home on South Central Avenue.  Reports stated that Gardhigh “maliciously caused bodily harm” to the victim.  They added that the victim suffered “seriously disfiguration to his body” while in the presence of two minors.  The victim was taken to Floyd Medical Center to be treated for head injuries.

Gardhigh was also wanted for attacking a woman at a home on Gibbons Street in front of her three children back on October 23rd of this year.

Reports said that Gardhigh pushed and knocked the woman to the ground.

Gardhigh is charged with aggravated battery, simple battery, and five counts of cruelty to children by allowing a child to witness a violent attack.