Kenneth Malcom, who was convicted in November of murdering Jonathan Gresham, was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years.

Along with malice murder, a Walton County jury found the Social Circle man guilty of two counts of felony murder, five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of cruelty to children in the first degree, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, six counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence.

Evidence presented in the case showed Malcom shot Gresham five times on Jan. 7, 2018, after an argument at Malcom’s home in Social Circle. Gresham was Malcom’s girlfriend’s brother.

Phone calls Malcom made at the jail, as well as testimony from his girlfriend's four children, helped convict him.

Malcom was not the only Social Circle man convicted of murder this month. A Walton County jury also found Kinterie Durden guilty of killing Davoddren Harris and Cortez White, both of Meriwether County, in the summer of 2017. He was found guilty on Nov. 13.

His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 10, according to the district attorney’s office.

Andrew Kenneson was a staff writer for The Walton Tribune from 2018-20.

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