Habersham Man Pleads Guilty in Death of Toccoa Man

A man charged in the death of a Toccoa man earlier this year faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in connection to the case.

According to court officials, Carl Lewis Justice of Habersham County pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon recently in Habersham County Superior Court.

Justice was arrested and charged in February in connection with the death of 43-year-old Michael Anthony Hunnicutt, who lived at a Toccoa address in Habersham County.

Authorities state that Hunnicutt was shot and killed. His body was found February 6 in the Batesville community of Habersham County.

Under the terms of the plea, officials say that Justice was sentenced to serve 15 years on the voluntary manslaughter charge and then five years on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Officials say the sentences are to be served consecutively.