Lawyer: Ga. courthouse shooter was to plead guilty

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Associated Press

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 5:08 PM

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer says the man accused of shooting and wounding a deputy outside a Georgia courthouse had reached a plea deal in a drug case and had been set to plead guilty the morning of his attack.

Dennis Marx had been due in court Friday morning on charges related to his arrest in August 2011. He had been charged with selling marijuana, firearm possession during a felony and other counts.

That same month, authorities filed court papers seeking to seize two dozen handguns and rifles, 71 gun magazines and $24,311 in cash from Marx. The attorney who represented Marx in the civil seizure case, Richard Grossman, says officers found the weapons cache after an undercover officer bought drugs from Marx.

Grossman says another attorney negotiated a "very favorable" plea deal for Marx.

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