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Murder suspect escapes from jail

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

OGLETHORPE, GA (WALB) - For the second time in just over a year, a manhunt is underway for 22-year-old Cordalero Collier. Authorities searched for the accused killer last August following a deadly stabbing. This weekend, the Montezuma man was on the run again after escaping from the Macon County Jail late Friday night.

Collier was awaiting trial for a 2008 double stabbing that left his ex-girlfriend dead and her pregnant sister seriously wounded. 

He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and 148 pounds. His last know whereabouts was in the Oglethorpe area near North Sumter Street where the Macon County Jail is located. J

Jail personnel reported his escape Saturday morning and a manhunt followed for the suspected killer.

It was August 7, 2008 when Collier was accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend 19-year-old Shenita Walker and her sister, Sheranda Auburn, then 7 months pregnant, multiple times at a home in the 600 block of Plum Street in Montezuma.

Walker died later that day at Flint River Community Hospital. Her sister was airlifted to a Macon Hospital. She survived the attack.

Collier was arrested the following day in Macon County when turned himself in to a deputy. The motive in the case, according to authorities, was jealousy.

Collier was being held in the Macon County Jail on charges of malice murder, felony Murder, and aggravated assault.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the manhunt. It's still unclear as to how Collier escaped from the jail.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the GBI office in Americus at 229-931-2439.


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