As he sentenced a convicted killer the other day, a Bibb County judge mentioned the area’s scourge of gun violence and offered words of... Bibb judge condemns ‘havoc’ as Macon endures record violence

As he sentenced a convicted killer the other day, a Bibb County judge mentioned the area’s scourge of gun violence and offered words of warning to those responsible. Judge Howard Z. Simms, a former prosecutor known for his stern yet homespun lectures from the bench that offer equal parts wisdom and admonishment to the guilty, said that with the coronavirus pandemic subsiding the county’s highest court was “back in business.” The scene that played out there last Thursday evening offered a small window into the deep wounds and consequences that a wave of violence has unleashed here over the past half decade.

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