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Mayhew guilty on all counts
Prosecutor: Jury’s verdict in Bonnie Rushing murder makes life without parole the necessary sentence
Patricia Jones, center, holds on to nephew Chad Rushing as the verdict is read on Thursday, Feb. 2, finding Lee Allen Mayhew guilty on all counts, including malice murder and felony murder, in the death of Bonnie Rushing in 2020. Chad is Bonnie Rushing's son and Patricia is her sister. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff
After less than two hours of deliberation Thursday afternoon, 12 Bulloch County jurors unanimously found Lee Allen Mayhew of Nashville, Tennessee, guilty of murder for killing Bonnie Lanier Rushing, 53, at her family’s home on Stilson-Leefield Road on Oct. 23, 2020, as well as all other charges in a 13-count indictment.
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