Update 4-8-11: Faulkner was arrested May 31. The state is represented by District Attorney George Hartwig. Debra G. Gomez, a Macon attorney, is representing Faulkner. A jury has been selected.
Update 4-9-11: Give the defense some credit for doing their homework. Prentiss Jackson, in jail on a murder charge himself, testified that his half-brother is a cousin of the victim. Jackson testified that while he was incarcerated with Dwayne Crew, he heard Crew say that he (Crew) shot Dawson in the back of the head. If true, reasonable doubt seems to be present. Read: http://www.macon.com/2011/04/08/1518814/wr-murder-case-continues.html#ixzz1J1sc0KpR
A Houston County jury found a Perry man guilty of felony murder in the killing of another man for crack cocaine and cash in 2008. Kevin Wayne Faulkner, 37, was also found guilty of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the shooting death of Emmanuel Antonio Dawson, 22, of Warner Robins. He was found not guilty of malice murder, another charge of felony murder and aggravated battery. Superior Court Judge Katherine K. Lumsden presided over the trial.
In 2014 the Appellate Court affirmed the conviction.