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      Tift County inmate set to go before GA Supreme Court

      27-year-old Jonas Brinkley will have his case heard before the United States Supreme Court.

      A Tift County inmate will go before the Georgia Supreme Court this upcoming Monday to appeal his sentence.

      27-year-old Jonas Brinkley is expected to argue that given the U.S. Supreme Court rulings over the last decade that Georgia shouldn't impose greater-than-life sentences on 14-year-old defendants who haven't committed a homicide. Brinkley was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison.

      Brinkley was 14-years-old at the time of the incident, 15-years-old when the case went to trial, and has been behind bars ever since.

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