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Murder suspects make first court appearance

October 17, 2007

Albany -- The two men charged in the death of a Lee County teenager made their first appearance before judge Wednesday morning.

20-year old Kasaem Toomer and 29-year-old Robert Lee Williams wore handcuffs and heavy leg irons as they were escorted into the jail courtroom by Deputies.  They are charged with the murder of 19-year-old Justin Cox whose body was recovered from the Flint River.  The Judge told them they will be held without bond until they hire or are assigned lawyers. 

Toomer told Investigators he and Cox got into a fight at the Turner Boat Landing October 3rd. He admits he hit Cox in the head but says he didn't mean to kill him. Toomer said he and Williams put Cox's body in the Flint River and drove his Cadillac to the Civic Center and abandoned it.

Police captured Williams late Tuesday afternoon. Cox's parents think their son's killers deserve the death penalty.  "They hit him in the head and threw him in the river. I think life is too good in prison," said the victim's father.

Toomer is charged with murder and arson. Williams is charged with murder. Police say Toomer set his own coat on fire in an APD questioning room.

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