FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - A man who attempted to kill himself was denied bond, after being charged with murder this week.
Police said 23-year old Dekito Champ killed 22 year old Jana Watson at a home on a Snowden Lane last month in a failed murder-suicide.
Champ was in and out of the courtroom for his first appearance this afternoon in Ben Hill County very quickly.
The police chief said Watson came down to get a dog that the couple shared when the shooting happened.
A somber Dekito Champ listened to a judge read off his murder charges. Police say he killed Watson on March 20th before turning the gun on himself.
"I just think it was a domestic dispute gone awry," said Fitzgerald Police Chief William Smallwood.
Champ made a surprise recovery and an autopsy confirmed that Watson, his ex girlfriend, was shot two other times in the chest.
"The [medical examiner] has not given us a complete or final autopsy report, but what he has given us has given us probable cause to charge Mr. champ with murder," said Smallwood
Smallwood called this a complex case that is still far from over, But believes justice will be served in this case.
"Anytime we have a family involved we feel it's really important to make sure were able to get closure and make sure the justice is correct."
Champ will be held without bond in jail. A superior court judge will have to decide on bond for the murder suspect.
Meanwhile, authorities continue to make their case solid.
"There's a lot of forensic evidence that were waiting to get back to further the investigation."
It's unclear when Champ will appear before a superior court judge. Police don't know of any prior domestic issues between Champ and Watson.