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Forte guilty in Columbus "Good Samaritan" case

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

A jury has found Donnie Forte guilty in the murder of Rev. Blanchard Thomas, WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer reports. Forte has been sentenced to life without parole.

Forte, 55, shot and killed Thomas inside a sports utility vehicle parked under the Oglethorpe Bridge near Golden Park in March 2011.

Thomas was been with Forte and others looking for a man accused of raping a 19-year-old girl.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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