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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon man will spend 20 years in prison after his sentencing on Friday.
The trial for 25 year-old Quintavious Marquez Hutchings started on Tuesday inside a Bibb County Superior Court for the death of 24 year-old Tarus Fair.
A jury found guilty of aggravated assault after Chief Assistant District Attorney Nancy Scott Malcor and Assistant District Attorney Ben Conkling presented their evidence in the case.
According to witness testimonies, the incident happened back in March of 2016 at a shot house on Cynthia Avenue where bootleg liquor was sold.
Hutchings, who was 23 at the time, was trying to go inside but told that only people 35 and older were allowed to enter.
When he was told he couldn’t come in, he angrily pulled out his gun and threatened to shoot the people inside.
That’s when another man who was inside came out and the two got physical–eventually exchanging gunfire.
One of the bullets hit Fair who was just a bystander.
“Mr. Hutchings tried to blame others for the deadly situation he created as he sought to settle a dispute with gunfire, endangering the lives of everyone around him. But, in the end, the jury agreed that he was the only one to blame for this senseless act of violence,” District Attorney David Cooke said of him after the trial.
Though a grand jury initially indicted Hutchings on an additional felony murder charge, jurors in court didn’t find him guilty on that charge.