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Cleveland Gary: 'He said he may have shot someone'

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By Natalie Fultz

COLUMBUS, GA - The trial continues for the 2010 murder of a Columbus man. One of the five co-defendants who was initially charged with the murder of 52-year-old Kelley Leggett took the stand on Tuesday, but he was testifying for the prosecution.

It's the second week of the trial against Rodger Scales the man who allegedly took the shot that killed Kelley Leggett back in 2010.

It was a robbery that went bad that left an innocent man dead in his own home.

The suspects were intending to rob two females at their apartment off Old Buena Vista Road who allegedly had pounds of marijuana.

But the suspects got the wrong location, and after attempting to force open the door of what they thought was the females home, the victim received a fatal blast to his head by the same gun that Rodger Scales was allegedly holding.

Cleveland Gary one of the five codefendants who was initially charged with murder took the stand today

Gary mentioned on the stand that when they did leave the victim's house, Rodger Scales mentioned that he 'may have shot someone.'

But it will ultimately be up the jurors to decide if Rodger Scales took the shot to kill Kelley Leggett.

In exchange for his testimony today, Gary pled guilty to manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault. He will spend thirty years in prison.

His brother, Tevin Gary pled guilty to conspiracy to commit a robbery and theft by taking landing him ten years behind bars.

Of the original five suspects indicted in this crime there are two remaining defendants charged with murder who are also awaiting trial.

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