This combination of undated booking photos released by the Spalding County, Georgia, Sheriff's Department shows, from left, Frankie Gebhardt and Bill Moore Sr., who were charged in connection with the death of Timothy Coggins, a black man killed in Georgia in 1983.
This combination of undated booking photos released by the Spalding County, Georgia, Sheriff's Department shows, from left, Frankie Gebhardt and Bill Moore Sr., who were charged in connection with the death of Timothy Coggins, a black man killed in Georgia in 1983. AP
This combination of undated booking photos released by the Spalding County, Georgia, Sheriff's Department shows, from left, Frankie Gebhardt and Bill Moore Sr., who were charged in connection with the death of Timothy Coggins, a black man killed in Georgia in 1983. AP

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