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Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil
Judge gives Dawsonville man life sentence in October jail slaying
Hall County inmate John Setchel consults with his attorney Friday morning as he prepares to enter a plea of guilty to killing Ronald Sailers in October.
Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning. Setchel, 24, of Dawsonville, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Friday to malice murder for Sailers’ death on Oct. 5. A judge gave him a life sentence at the plea hearing at the Hall County Courthouse.