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Court files release details of Brannens murder
Stubbs sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday
James Jeffrey Stubbs
A man who pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting his best friend told sheriff's investigators that he and the victim were "bad drunk" when the incident occurred on April 22, 2014. According to information received Tuesday from the Bulloch County District Attorney's Office of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit in response to a records request submitted by the Statesboro Herald, James Jeffrey Stubbs, 54, of B. Stubbs Road, admitted shooting Keith Wesley Brannen in the head with a shotgun and claimed Brannen had threatened to stab him. He also told responding deputies, who woke him up after he passed out due to extreme inebriation, "I was trying to figure out if I was going to burn him or bury him," sheriff's reports stated.
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