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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.
 
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/man-arrested-2000-death-college-student/nfrtG/
 
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."
 
http://www.cbs46.com/story/25469219/mom-o?autostart=true
 
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Location : AtlantaWest Georgia