NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) _ Authorities have uncovered the remains of a
man slain 19 years ago and placed in a shallow grave in rural
A man serving a life sentence for another killing confessed to
fatally shooting Charles W. Eagle in Connecticut in 1988 and
driving his body to Georgia, where he dumped it.
Using information supplied by 62-year-old Jerry Weyman Still,
officials recovered Eagle's remains yesterday in a wooded area
southwest of Atlanta.
Coweta County sheriff's Major James Yarbrough said items found
on Eagle's body have been sent to his family for identification,
and two spent bullets and Eagle's body were sent to the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation crime lab.
Still was sentenced November 5th to 20 years in prison after he
pleaded guilty in Connecticut to killing the 47-year-old Eagle in a
motel. The two Georgia men had gone to Connecticut to work as
Still said he shot Eagle in self-defense. Still also has been
serving a life sentence in Bostick State Prison in Milledgeville
for the murder of 27-year-old Jewell Deree Wells in Forest Park a
month before Eagle was killed.
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