GA: Officers had PC a knife used in a murder was in a well; the SW said “curtilage” and didn’t have to say “well” to be valid

Officers obtained a search warrant involving a 34½ year old murder. After charges were filed the state sought a second search warrant to search a well for evidence. There was a substantial basis for searching the well based on the statement of a witness that the knife allegedly used to murder the victim was disposed of there. The search warrant said “including the curtilage” and did not have to say “well.” Gebhardt v. State, 2019 Ga. LEXIS 846 (Dec. 23, 2019).

“Appellant’s argument that his CSLI was obtained illegally because the police used a subpoena rather than a court order is contradicted by the record, which shows that the police did use a court order to obtain the CSLI.” Reed v. State, 2019 Ga. LEXIS 837 (Dec. 23, 2019).*

AT&T complied with the search warrant for cell phone records with a certificate of authenticity which made it admissible. Nicholson v. State, 2019 Ga. LEXIS 844 (Dec. 23, 2019).*

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