Burlison sentenced to 60 years in prison

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) — A man found guilty of a 1984 fatal shooting was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Jay Burlison was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault.

On Tuesday, a Whitfield County judge sentenced him to 20 years behind bars for each count.

Last week, a jury found Burlison guilty of shooting and killing Ernest Griffin, shooting his ex wife, and trying to shoot a convenience store clerk.

Investigators say he was on the run for more than three decades, before he was arrested in July.

Categories: Featured, Local News, Whitfield County

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *