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Charged in Newton County, murder trial to take place in Walton courtroom

Body found in 2009 outside Social Circle

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

A group of men accused of murder in Newton County are being tried in Walton County four years after the victim’s body was found outside of Social Circle.

Samuel Dumas Dawkins, 48, Robert Vincent Lambert, 38, and Michael Scott West, 35, have already entered guilty pleas in Walton County Superior court on lesser charges while Chad Ashley Allen, 35, faces murder charges in a trial scheduled June 24 at the Walton County Courthouse.

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