Man Shot by Loganville Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary Charges

Paul Slater has been held in the Walton County Detention Center, without bond, since his release from the hospital on Feb. 10, 2013.

Alcovy Circuit Court District Attorney Layla Zon said that who was shot by a Loganville mother on Jan. 4 when he broke into her home, entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday. Slater is facing charges of possession of tools for commission of a crime and burglary in first degree in connection with the incident.

Slater appeared in front of Walton County Superior Court Judge Ken Wynne.

"He will be back in front of Judge Wynne on April 2nd for motion/status and if he doesn't enter a plea at that time, we will have trial on the week of April 15th," Zon said.

Slater has been held without bond in the Walton County Detention Center without bond since his release from Gwinnett County Medical Center on Feb. 10, 2013. He had been recovering in Gwinnett Medical Center after being shot by Melinda Herman when he confronted her hiding in a closet with her 9-year-old twins.

See also:

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  • Burglar Shot by Loganville Mother 'Recovering' from His Injuries
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SUNKEN SUB March 19, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Phaaaat chance Moron Should have plead -- Ignorance Yo' Honnah.
Karsten Torch March 19, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Not guilty? Seriously? His piece of crap self getting shot while he was committing said robbery isn't a clue? I think he should get the chair just for being a moron....
SUNKEN SUB March 19, 2013 at 09:41 PM
I misspelled IGNORUNT. Pardon.
Tammy Osier March 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Gee, wonder what his defense is gonna be. I mean, really? Will it be tried here? I mean, if he pleads not guilty, then he will get a jury trial. I'd rather plead that get up on a stand where it is plain as the nose on your face what happened. This ought to be good.
S. Pine March 20, 2013 at 01:15 AM
Not Guilty? What the heck was he doing in their home in the first place? Asking for directions? What a wast of judicial time. I understand our laws that we are innocent until proven guilty, but really! No doubt in this case.
Amy March 20, 2013 at 03:22 AM
**yawn** Moving right along.
Dave Ballard March 20, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Now, now, folks, please allow justice to take its proper course before lighting up the torches. After all, he can maybe get away from the burglary charge by saying "Momma lit me the hell up before I had a CHANCE to do anything, let alone ROB someone!" ^_^
Dave Ballard March 20, 2013 at 03:36 AM
@ S. Pine = I had a defense lawyer tell me that the way he saw it, part of the defense's job is not just to defend the innocent from false accusation, but also to keep the prosecution disciplined and honest. If the DA knows even simple cases will get tossed if they do less than their best work, then they will be more likely to be error-free during the tough ones when it's critical that every piece of evidence and every procedural move is above board and within the law. The bottom line being that in a case like this, if the guy goes free it will be the DA's/prosecution's fault, not the defense's.
David Binder March 20, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Seriously ???!!! Seriously ???!!! 'Nuff said :-O
Chris P March 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM
As much as I agree with many of the posters here, even in an obvious case such as this, the defendant will almost always enter a plea of "Not Guilty". That being said, he should be extremely grateful that he is still able to consume oxygen.
RozAtl. March 20, 2013 at 05:37 PM
RozAtl. His Attorney should tell him to tell the truth. No spin needed.
Tammy Osier March 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM
I heard this morning that he was pleading not guilty and that his excuse was that he had 6 kids and needed money for his family. Also, thought no one was home. I wonder who told him that an excuse like that would hold up in a court of law?
SureShot March 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Typical in and out of prison and he's likely to go back there if he gets out again. Too damn lazy to get a job. If he was trying to steal than why did he break down doors to get to the owner and not just leave. Prior battery charges is why. Another violent idiot. I'd get a dog and larger caliber weapon to make sure he doesn't get another court date if he comes back. People need to stop accepting this crap.
Glenn Mitchell March 21, 2013 at 05:17 PM
If he pleads not guilty for charges of breaking and entering with intent to committed a burglary, then WHAT was his intentions? RAPE? MURDER? Yeah, that not guilty plea may just prove the prosecution case against him as a criminal with violent intentions. Forced entry with intention of assault. Three counts. AND burglary.


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