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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Attorney Joe Durham represents the family of murder victim Walter Phelps. They sued a monitoring company that did not alert law enforcement about the movements of the man charged with shooting Phelps during a robbery at his Albany hardware store in 2010.     

Durham says the companies have a responsibility to do a better job of keeping up with the suspects they're paid to monitor.  

"Based on my interaction having been involved in this case, I think better oversight from the state and local government was certainly be very helpful in the grand scheme of things," said Joe Durham, attorney.  

The man accused of shooting Phelps, Jordan Harris, is now serving time in prison for other armed robberies and is awaiting trial for the murder.

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