Convicted murderer Bobby Ralph Wood Jr.’s contention that he didn’t receive a fair trial has been struck down by the Supreme Court of Georgia.
The Milledgeville man is serving life in prison with the possibility of parole after a jury convicted him of the March 30, 2020, shooting death of 35-year-old Aaron Glenn Skinner Jr., of Milledgeville. The same jury that convicted him of the crime also found Wood not guilty on a charge of malice murder in the case.
Skinner had no criminal record and was unarmed when he was shot in the stomach while walking along Fox Hill Road in Baldwin County. He died at the scene.
In his murder appeal to the Supreme Court of Georgia, Wood contended the trial court abused its discretion in denying him the opportunity to cross-examine the state’s expert witness about Skinner’s alleged arrest for criminal trespass the day before the shooting. Wood also contended the trial court violated his right to due process by denying him access to physical evidence post-trial.
Wood also claimed that his trial attorney was ineffective because he…