A trial for murder suspect Ellis Geoffery Marrs has been postponed indefinitely in order for investigators to review new evidence in the case.
The trial was set to begin this week, but was dead docketed on Friday.
The murder case against a Rome man, originally set for trial this week, has been postponed indefinitely in order to further review evidence in the case.
According to the RNT who quoted Floyd County District Attorney Leigh Patterson, “New evidence came to light so we’ve postponed the case pending our investigation.” Part of the evidence includes statements from witnesses as well as screenshots of statements.
Marrs admitted to shooting his father’s girlfriend during a domestic dispute but his attorney Jeremy Salter said that he fired in self-defense.
Marrs was set free with the stipulations that he cannot contact the victim’s family or friends or possess a weapon.
The D.A.’s office can still try the case, depending on what they determine the evidence shows or could dismiss the case completely.
The Rome Police Department is investigating the shooting of a White Female 51 years of age of a Woodstock Georgia address. On March 4, 2023, approximately at 22:52 a shots fired call was reported outside a house located on Shadow Brook Drive Rome, Georgia.
A domestic altercation occurred between a male and the victim. The altercation then developed to include other members of the household and it resulted in the victim sustaining a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was pronounced deceased by the Coroner’s Office on the scene. The victim will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab awaiting an autopsy.
The incident is under investigation currently by the Rome Police Department to determine the cause for the altercation. Ellis Geoffery Marrs White Male 21 years of age of a Rome, Georgia address has been arrested for murder in connection with this shooting with other possible charges pending the investigation.