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Valentine's Day murder suspect gets a bond

42-year-old Lashondia Terry was charged with one count of murder (Sumter Co. Sheriff) 42-year-old Lashondia Terry was charged with one count of murder (Sumter Co. Sheriff)
Stabbing victim (Source: Williams Funeral Home) Stabbing victim (Source: Williams Funeral Home)
Lashondia Terry in court (Source: WALB) Lashondia Terry in court (Source: WALB)
Judge Peagler (Source: WALB) Judge Peagler (Source: WALB)
Bond hearing (Source: WALB) Bond hearing (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Two weeks ago, Judge George M. Peagler, Jr. did not grant a bond for Lashondia Terry, who is in jail for killing her boyfriend. Thursday, he gave her a bond, with conditions.

She can post a $100,000 cash bond, adhere to a 7PM-6AM curfew, unless she is working, can have no contact with victim's family, and must surrender her passport.

On February 15, Americus Police officers and emergency medical personnel went to a house on Ridge Street, after a report of a stabbing.

They found 32-year-old Courtney Antwan Jackson, who lived at the home, with two severe stab wounds to his upper body.  He was transported to Phoebe Sumter Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested 42-year-old Lashondia Terry, who lived in the house on Ridge Street, and charged her with one count of murder. 

The defense says Jackson was choking Terry in a fit of rage, and Terry only acted in self defense.

The DA agrees that the jury will have to decide if she acted in self-defense. 

"The crux of the matter is whether or not the defendant actually felt her life was in danger to afford her the opportunity to defend herself with a weapon, ultimately killing Mr. Jackson," said District Attorney Plez Hardin.

Terry was employed at the Walmart and with one other company and was raising her three year old grandson. 

Hardin hopes to indict the case in May. 

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