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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Antonio Seay and Shernard Smith remain in the Dougherty County Jail despite being granted $32,000 bonds.

The two have been jailed since February for starting a fight which prosecutors say led to the shooting death of 20 year old LaSheldon Stanford, and they are charged with his murder.

"Of course the state opposed the bond, and in the whole of the process the judge makes the final decision in whether bond is granted and in what amount," said Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards.

Police questioned several people in the case and made five arrests, but it still isn't clear who pulled the trigger in the early morning hours of Valentine's Day outside Brick House Productions.

Edwards says, considering the crowd, someone must know who the killer is.

"In this case, we know that there were dozens of person at that location. And I know that there are persons that probably haven't come forward at this point," said Edwards.

It was the death of Stanford, an out of town visitor from Butts County, that led city officials to shut down Brick House Productions once and for all.

Right now Shacoby Seay and Jacory Butts remain in jail on aggravated assault and gang participation charges stemming from the shooting. But the real victory in this case would be finding the actual shooter.

Despite no indictments yet, prosecutors think they have a pretty good case.

"At present, we believe we have sufficient basis number one, to bring the charges and bring justice to the situation," said Edwards.

If Antonio Seay and Shernard Smith do post bond, they will be forced to wear an electronic monitoring device while they await trial.

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