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Murder suspect denied bond in Thomas County

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) – A Thomas County man is being held without bond on charges he murdered his nephew.

72-year-old Byron Griner is charged with shooting and killing 39-year old nephew Mark Morris last month.

Griner says it was self defense.

A judge ruled Thursday that Griner will remain in jail, however, because of the likelihood that he would intimidate witnesses in the case.

Morris was shot three times in the back outside a mobile home on Stewart Road April 1st.

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