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Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash
Charges stemmed from 2014 motorcyclist's death
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A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

Ruby Marie Marshall was found guilty of first- and second-degree vehicular homicide for the death of Jerald Benjamin Freeman, 47, of Cornelia.

Freeman was thrown from his motorcycle after veering off of Pea Ridge Road in Lula. Marshall was accused of driving outside of her lane and leaving the scene.

The verdict was filed at the courthouse Thursday afternoon. The jury returned a guilty verdict on all six counts Marshall faced.

Marshall’s attorney Benjamin Bagwell did not return a call for comment.

Marshall faced charges of first- and second- degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and hit and run.

The indictment accused Marshall of “driving in the opposite lane of traffic, talking to a passenger and not paying attention to the roadway, driving too fast during a curve and using her cellular phone.”

Freeman traveled roughly 140 feet to the east shoulder before going into an embankment, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

According to Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver’s office, the sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.

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