Man found guilty of murdering Bulloch County woman in 2020

Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 3:16 PM EST
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BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A jury has found a man guilty of murdering a woman in Bulloch County in 2020.

Lee Allen Mayhew was found guilty on all 13 counts – including murder, assault and theft by taking.

Jurors heard the final words from both sides Thursday morning before deciding Mayhew’s fate.

“For all the evidence that you heard, there is no evidence that Mr. Mayhew maliciously murdered Ms. Rushing,” said defense attorney Renata Newbill-Jallow.

“From the phone call that you hear, from his testimony on the stand...he doesn’t have a shred of remorse,” said prosecutor Jenny Parker.

He stood accused of murdering Bonnie Rushing at her home, then stealing her car to keep running from the law in Tennessee. Just after 3 p.m., the jury had their verdict.

“Count one, we the jury find the defendant guilty of malice murder.”

They found him guilty of murder, aggravated assault, theft by taking. Thirteen counts in all.

“We are grateful to a great team of prosecutors and staff, investigators and jurors,” said Larry Jones, a family member.

Family members will be able to directly address the court and talk about the impact this crime has had on them when Mayhew returns to court for sentencing on Feb. 14.