Man Accused In 2000 Murder Has First Hearing

Arraignment for the man accused in the 2000 death of a University of West Georgia student is expected sometime next week.
35-year old Samuel Lewis Edwards had his first hearing in a Carroll County Magistrate courtroom Thursday.
Judge Alton Johnson did not set a preliminary or probable cause hearing Thursday because Edwards’ indictment came down from the Grand Jury; meaning Edwards is not eligible for a probable cause hearing.
Edwards is accused of strangling and stabbing 22-year-old Toyal Edwana Jackson.
The victim’s parents were present at Thursday’s hearing and told multiple Atlanta television stations that they were relieved and happy to have a suspect in custody.
The mother told Atlanta’s CBS 46 that she cannot ask for the death penalty because “killing another person won't bring her daughter back."
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