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Cop killer faces additional murder case

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A man who has admitted to fatally shooting a police officer is upset that prosecutors will try him on two separate murder cases at the same time.

There has been extensive media coverage surrounding the cop killing that Jamie Hood admitted to, but few people realize Hood is also facing a second murder charge for the death of an Athens city employee.

Hood called FOX 5’s Aungelique Proctor from his jail cell to say he did not kill the city worker.

Hood admits killing Athens-Clarke County Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian and wounding Officer Tony Howard back in 2011.

Hood is serving as is own lawyer and is also charged with the murder of Kenneth Omari Wray. Wray was an Athens-Clarke County Department of Transportation and Public Works employee.

Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard denied Hood motion to sever the Wray case from the police shooting. The judge ruled the two cases are related because prosecutors claim Christian, Howard and Wray were shot with the same gun.

Hood said on the phone prosecutors have fabricated that evidence.

SEE RELATED: Jamie Hood to represent himself in death penalty trial

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